Registrations for Semester 2, 2017 – Now Open!

Registrations for ESV subjects in Semester 2 are now open!

Now is a great time to let your students know about the range of ESV subjects available in Semester 2. Ask your students to check out the Timetable and Course Overview and select two courses that interest them the most, in preferential order.

  1. We encourage Science Teachers, Principals and parents to speak with interested students initially.

2. Register your school, including a nominated Liaison Teacher at                                          http://cerebro.emsci.vic.edu.au/school/

3. Register individual students. For each student, select their subject preference, add              their name, gender, date of birth and email address.

Places are limited. Register now.

ESV selected for PwC 21st Century Minds Accelerator program

21CM-Initiative

Emerging Sciences Victoria is excited to be one of 20 initiatives accepted in the Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) new accelerator program.  The program is designed to unearth, grow and scale Australia’s best STEM education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers.

ESV and John Monash Science School look forward to working with PwC and its supporters companies and organisations to grow and develop both ESV coverage and scope of subjects offered.

More information on the initiative can be found at the 21st Century Minds website

Making international (and interstellar) connections!

Here at Emerging Sciences Victoria we get very excited by technology. Not just because it allows us to have students from around Victoria learning about astrophysics, nanoscience or bioinformatics, not just because it allows teachers at John Monash Science School to work with students from all corners of our state, but also because we are able to connect our students to amazing scientists like Professor Eric Mamajek from Rochester University in New York.

 

Eric Mamjek

This week, Professor Mamajek spoke to two of our Frontiers of Physics classes about modelling gigantic extrasolar ring systems (200 times greater than Saturn’s ring system) and the Scholtz’s star which did a very close (52,000 AU)  flyby to our solar system 70,000 years ago. It gave the opportunity for students from Alexandra, Benalla, Brighton, Bundoora, Cobram, Irymple, Footscray, Merbein, Neerim, Newcombe, Rowville, Chaffey, Brauer, Camperdown, Donald, Euroa, Red Cliffs, Shepparton, Yarrawonga and Edenhope to interact with Professor Mamajek from his office in New York. Young people who are lucky enough to have the clear sky viewing from regional Victoria were able to ask questions about the Oort Cloud, stellar objects, spectra and massive distances. Professor Mamajek was not only incredibly knowledgeable but explained difficult concepts clearly and really engaged the students by sharing his research papers, animations and images.

Eric Mamajek with chat

If you are interested in finding out more about Professor Mamjek’s work, check out his website and follow him on twitter @EricMamajek