The Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation at Geelong College invited Machinam for a day of workshops and presentations on 22 February.
Year 6 students became engineers for the day, creating bionic hands and communication devices in hands on workshops. We were impressed with the variety of communication devices designed ranging from light houses to sky projections – all using just Little Bits Kits and craft materials!
Year 9, 10 and 11 students shifted their perspective about engineering with and inspiring presentation from Felicity Furey.
In the afternoon, parents and teachers learnt how the language we use can influence girls choices around pursuing STEM careers.