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Keeping you informed with our latest news and events at Ecolinc. If you would like to know more about any of these news stories, please feel free to contact us via our contacts or feedback page.

  • 19 March 2020

    In line with the Department of Education and Training advice regarding excursions, Ecolinc and the five other DET Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres have ceased their onsite programs from now until the end of Term 1, 2020. Our priority, as always, is to support schools and student learning in whatever way we can. As such, we will endeavour to redevelop programs (where possible) that can be taken out to schools as part of an incursion and will advise schools who have booked an onsite program of these opportunities.

  • 5 March 2020

    Ecolinc is proud to announce the release of the ‘Grasslands: Biodiversity of South-Eastern Australia’ App on the App Store. The Grasslands App is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences and Ecolinc. The app is a greatly expanded version of our earlier app ‘Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains’.

  • 20 February 2020

    On Thursday 21st May & Tuesday 26th May 2020, Ecolinc will organise a 2 day Workshop on Design Thinking for the STEM Primary Classroom

    This two day professional learning program is suitable for primary teachers who are interested in understanding in greater depth the design thinking process and applying design thinking in their own learning contexts.

  • 5 December 2019

    Ecolinc is proud to announce that we will be offering a select number of  Year 3-6 STEM programs at our new annex at the Deep Creek Reserve Eco Centre in Pakenham in 2020.

  • 25 October 2019

    The Ecolinc Women in STEM Program was held on Wednesday 23rd October.  Participants were given a rare insight into the latest developments in space travel technology.  Tiffany Yao, an electrical engineer for Ad Astra gave a fascinating keynote and tour of the lab for an audience of 100 Year 9 and 10  girls.   Students learnt about the environmental benefits of plasma powered engine over traditional propellant fuels.The vacuum chamber that Ad Astra uses to test the plasma engine's development runs with a fascinating combination of STEM  processes that were explained in detail by Tiffany.  Tiffany also shared her personal journey into a STEM career and provided advice for girls considering that pathway.   Sincere thanks to Tiffany Yao and Miranda Chang (Communications Ad Astra) for their time and effort in supporting this event.
  • 16 August 2019

    One highlight of Science Week 2019 at Ecolinc was a day dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental issues surrounding Space Junk.  An outstanding keynote was delivered by the Head of the RMIT Space Research Centre, Professor Zhang setting the stage for a day of problem solving that included the development and selection of equipment and personnel to man a recycling station on the moon, and the design and creation of a space glove.  Each team’s space glove underwent a series of quality control tests.  The winning design came from one of the Dandenong HS teams.  

  • 12 August 2019

    Have you registered your students on our LMS courses yet? Designed for classroom or independent learning, Years 3-12 students can now access our STEM courses 24/7 online. New courses being developed regularly.

  • 12 August 2019

    August 8th saw the first collaboration with Melbourne’s Science Gallery to deliver a video conferenced session on ‘Reimagining your waste’. Marian College in Ararat took advantage of this great opportunity to link their students direct to the Melbourne Uni Pop-Up locations to learn about:

  • 12 August 2019

    Judging of the 2019 TechDiversity nominations has been finalised and we are thrilled to have been notified that the Ecolinc GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Maths and Science Conference has been shortlisted in the Education category.  Award winners will be announced on Thursday 12th September and we are keeping our fingers crossed!

  • 23 May 2019

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