Spaghetti Bridge PD Workshop (Townsville)

Event Phone: 07 3102 7394

  • Tvl Spag Bridge Wshop
    01/06/2017
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

SpagBridge

To support the Spaghetti Bridge Competition, The Engineering Link Group is offering teachers of North Queensland a professional development workshop.

The Spaghetti Bridge Competition is proudly supported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Engineers Australia (Qld Division).

Hosted by James Cook University, the workshop will consist of two parts:

  1. A presentation by a civil engineer on the physics and engineering of building a bridge.
  2. A presentation and Q & A session with TELG staff, providing advice and strategies on how to run the competition in your school.  This will also include resources and curriculum materials to support your students and teachers.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Attendance at this session is free, and follows directly on from the full LEaST workshop.

 

 

Objectives of a LEaST workshop:

  • Demonstrate context-based teaching and learning to secondary science, engineering studies and mathematics (STEM) teachers.
  • Offer a range of real experiences in the engineering world, from which to draw contexts for teaching.
  • Provide potential contacts of local engineers and scientists, who could provide further contextual experiences and advice in the future.
  • Extrapolate these experiences and models into the classroom.

Teachers learn about the roles of engineers and scientists in society and how their problem solving approaches can be applied to teaching in context. We also supply resource materials for current or developing contexts in Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Applied Studies and Mathematics, gathered from workshops held in three states. The program gives teachers direct experience with science and engineering so that they can motivate and engage their students in maths and science-based study.

 

 

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 07 4781 4435

Address:
1 James Cook Drive, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia

Description:
Engineers combine mathematics and science with communication skills, critical thinking and management skills to design and develop products and solutions for real world problems. From designing computer chips to constructing dams – engineers work ultimately to advance society.

Engineering at JCU commences with a common first year, than offers a choice of engineering specialisations to students in their second year. The degree requires twelve weeks of paid, industry-based placements providing students with valuable industry experience and contacts. Engineering design, project management, team work and effective communication are incorporated throughout the program. The capstone to student learning is the final year engineering thesis project, which gives candidates the opportunity to carry out a significant research or design task, under the leadership of a supervising member of academic staff. JCU graduates are highly sought after by employers, with most of our students finding employment in their final year of study