Science Education Symposium
22, April, 10am – 4pm
Why do Australian students lose their passion for learning about science, nature, maths and technology as they progress through school?
Presented by the University of Technology, Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum, this one-day ‘think-tank’ aims to bring together those who develop curriculum and those who teach it, as well as scientists and commentators to try to answer this and other perplexing questions.
With international speakers and local experts this will be a day to challenge and inspire all who are interested in the science literacy of Australia. Panels will discuss the issues and opportunities and delegates will workshop innovative solutions you can implement immediately to STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) the flow.
The goal: A plan for delegates which will enageg students with a passion for learning about science, nature and technology throughout their primary, secondary and tertiary years.
Talks After Noon event:
Star Wars early concepts and latest droid designs
Marco Nero, Concept Designer and Matte Painter for the film industry
Saturday 25 April 2009, 2.00–3.00pm, level 2
In the last few years Marco Nero wounded Spartan warriors in 300, designed robots for the Star Wars universe, brought dancing penguins to life in Happy Feet, created the off-world planets & spacecraft of Farscape, reanimated & destroyed a rogue jet fighter in Stealth and re-imagined the landscapes ‘down-under’ in Australia. In this illustrated talk Marco Nero will speak about his career as Concept Designer and Matte Painter for the film industry and about his experience working with Frank Miller, George Miller, Jim Henson Company, George Lucas and Baz Luhrmann.
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