Steminabox aims to help self learners and educators become confident tinkerers of complex electromechanical systems through engaging fun techno projects.
I am a STEM Educator who has developed and currently delivers a highly successful High School STEM Elective programme. I teach from a dedicated electromechanical engineering workshop and focus on design engineering and advanced manufacturing including 3D printing, laser CNC milling, electronics and microcontroller based automation and robotics. I help students from years 5 through 12, other educators and trainee teachers develop a competence and confidence with electromechanical design engineering and advanced manufacturing.
Previous to the last 12 years as a High School Teacher, I spent a decade providing technical laboratory support to both University research and teaching laboratories. Initially I trained as a laboratory analyst in the ‘80s and later gained a First Class Honours Degree in Science and also completed a post graduate degree in Education. STEM outreach has been a strong focus of my professional work including delivering regional robotics training and mentoring to Primary teachers and their students both as teacher PD workshops and after school regional robotics student training. Additionally I organise the Technology Challenge Maryborough Robotics Competition each year in September. Essentially I'm a tinkerer of techno widgets and bring my background in applied science into the classroom as invigorated student centred problem based learning focused on practical real world STEM projects.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkM4dp0-Lxo
I Am A…Teacher, Designer, Professional
Tools I Use…
Printers: Educator 3DP
3D Design Skill Level