It is recommended that school groups book at least 3 weeks in advance, to ensure events are not booked out.

Flinders Faculty of Science and Engineering host and attend numerous events throughout the year which inspire, engage and educate, the general public, teachers, school students and Flinders staff and students. We look forward to speaking with you at one of these events!

ENQUIRIES / BOOKINGS

Phone:  08 7221 8661

Email: silc@flinders.edu.au

2015

Activity Date Who should attend? Description
JANUARY 
No scheduled events for January
FEBRUARY
Faculty Orientation Sessions 24 & 25 February Commencing Science and Engineering students Important information sessions for new 'Science and Engineering' students. Students commencing Science and Engineering Bachelor degrees are expected to attend the Faculty Orientation 'Welcome Session'.
MARCH 
Teacher professional development event #1 4 March Science and related discipline teachers

Theme:

Building Sustainable Futures

Parent information evening 11 March Year 11 & 12 students, parents and caregivers

The night is designed to provide parents and families with helpful, practical tips on supporting students in years 11, and 12 with a particular focus on providing support across the areas of science and maths.

Online registration opens in February

Building sustainable futures event

26 March Years 10 - 12 students

Students will have the opportunity to learn about clean technology –improving current chemical processes to reduce production of harmful by-products; nanotechnology – cutting edge solar panel research; engineering – economically sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing; and environment – our environmental future and what we need to do to protect the world around us. 

Design and * innovation event

31 March Year 11 & 12 students Interested in science or engineering? Feeling creative? Want to get hands-on? Experience 3D printing, laser cutting and more in this new technology-focussed event. Engage with experienced industry professionals, University staff and students, and see where studies in design and technology innovation can take you! Limited places available so get in quickly.
APRIL
Mathematical Association of South Australian (MASA) Annual Conference 23 - 24 April South Australian teachers of mathematics Flinders is a proud sponsor of this event and will be in attending the conference.  Please come chat with us.
Faculty of Science and Engineering prize ceremony  April TBC Award recipients, academics, sponsors, family and friends The Faculty of Science and Engineering host a prize ceremony in April to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of our students.
MAY
Teacher professional development event #2 6 May Science and related discipline teachers

Theme:

Everyday Science

Adelaide Careers & Employment Expo 22 & 23 May All welcome  

Design your Dreams: Innovation Challenge Day


28 May Year 10 students This free event will provide students with an opportunity to participate in the inaugural Design and Innovation Challenge, engage with industry representatives, University staff and students, and discover where studies in design and technology innovation can lead.
JUNE

Work experience

9 - 12 June Year 10 students  Please refer to our Work Experience section

Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo

14 & 15 June All welcome  
Inspiring Women in Engineering and IT  23 June Female high school students 

Test your problem solving skills in a team challenge and engage with industry professionals, current students and academic staff.

Lunch provided.


Chemical Murder Mystery 26 and 30 June Year 10 Students This extremely popular event introduces students to the real world of Forensic Crime Scene Investigation. The day encompasses hands on forensic science workshops, problem solving activities and presentations with the aim to engage student interest in science and secondly, to have fun!!  Cost: $15 per student,  includes catered  lunch
JULY 
Chemical Murder Mystery 2 July Year 10 students This extremely popular event introduces students to the real world of Forensic Crime Scene Investigation. The day encompasses hands on forensic science workshops, problem solving activities and presentations with the aim to engage student interest in science and secondly, to have fun!!  Cost: $15 per student,  includes catered  lunch
Mid-year Faculty Orientation Session Morning tea 21 July Commencing Science and Engineering students Faculty Orientation Welcome Session for students commencing mid-year followed by a morning tea with course and topic coordinators
Science and Engineering Challenge 22 & 23 July High School students

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide outreach program designed to inspire students to study science and engineering at a senior level.

Flinders will host schools on campus for 2 days of the challenge.

Teacher professional development event #3

29 July Science and related discipline teachers

Theme: 

Making Waves through Science

AUGUST

Science Alive!

Held at Adelaide Showgrounds

7 - 9 August Friday high school students. Saturday and Sunday open to the general public Come and visit the Flinders stand at Australia's largest science expo event with spectacular science, animal and magic shows and a huge range of hands-on fun for all ages.
Flinders University Open Days 14 & 15 August All welcome For two days our campus life is on display.  Staff and students are available to discuss courses, careers and student support.  Science and Engineering tours and presentations will be available.
Public lecture series 17 - 21 August All welcome  Details to follow
SEPTEMBER
Parent information evening 10 September Year 11 & 12 students, parents and caregivers

Guest speakers will take you through course and career options and pathways for applying for a university place at Flinders University, and assistance when selecting SATAC prefeences.

 
Making waves through science event 16 September Year 10 & 11 students To celebrate ‘International Year of the Light and Light-based Technologies’ join us for a day filled with ‘waves’ in science! Light, sound, and even water waves! Hear from University researchers and get hands-on in the lab. From lasers, electronics and robotic sensors, to marine biology and aquaculture, see how waves impact the world around us!
Work experience 14 - 18 September year 10 students  Please refer to our Work Experience section
Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia (GTCASA) 30 September Year 8, 9 and 10 students The Youth Workshops are an annual workshop for gifted students in years 8, 9 and 10. They run over three days and include a variety of topics to choose from.
All South Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate students for these courses.
OCTOBER
Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia (GTCASA) 1 -2 October Year 8, 9 and 10 students

The Youth Workshops are an annual workshop for gifted students in years 8, 9 and 10. They run over three days and include a variety of topics to choose from.
All South Australian secondary schools are invited to nominate students for these courses.

Teacher professional development event #4 21 October Science and related discipline teachers

Theme:

From Mini to Mega 

NOVEMBER 
Adult entry event 11 November Mature age TAFE students and students looking to transfer to Flinders from other institutions

 

DECEMBER 
The Science Experience 1 - 3 December Year 9 & 10 students Each year universities all around Australia offer a 3 day, fun-filled science experience for high school students going onto year 10.  The Flinders event includes hands-on activities in biology, robotics, nanotechnology, physics and chemistry