The acclaimed Australian RoboRoos student robotics team will take the stage at the World Electronics Forum (Adelaide Convention Centre, 5-6 December), showcasing STEM Education to an international audience of elecronics industry leaders.
Conference communication manager Henrietta Child said that STEM education had become high priority, as industries like electronics demand capable young scientists to fuel their growth.
"While our education system works to adapt to meet the challenge, a community group run by volunteers and led by students is already making a difference," Ms Child said.
"RoboRoos is the Student Robotics Club of South Australia, and they’re on a mission to excite young minds about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), by using a common interest: robots."
Ms Child said it's not all talk: "This outfit is all about doing, getting to meet and work with industry professionals, be mentored by experts and find out a bit about what it’s like in the world of work. They're also gaining valuable experience for future employment.
"They’ve already solved complex problems on the world stage - and had a lot of fun doing it!"
EIDA (Electronics Industry Development Adelaide Inc) is the convenor for the 2019 World Electronics Forum (WEF) conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre this December. RoboRoos will be at the centre of the WEF Trade Exhibition thanks to EIDA sponsorship.
MR Donald Kay, President of EIDA and convenor of the WEF conference said: "This is our opportunity to support the RoboRoos members as well as the fantastic mentors who help. We want the world to see what these young people can do."
RoboRoos student members come from different schools across Adelaide. All that's common to all the team members is a passion for robotics and learning – that's the foundation of what's needed to be successful along with the capability and commitment of the volunteer mentors and teachers.
RoboRoos have about 50 students competing successfully in local, national and international levels. Last year they made it to Houston!
RoboRoos will be on Stage at the World Electronics Forum, Adelaide Convention Centre at 1:30 pm Thursday 5th December or catch their crew in the Trade Exhibition 5th and 6th December throughout the conference.
Read more about RoboRoos at https://www.roboroos.org.au/
Read more about the World Electronics Forum at https://www.wef-adelaide.com/index.html
or contact Henrietta Child, EIDA Event Coordinator for the 2019 World Electronics Forum, ph: 0404840449, email [email protected]
World Electronics Forum, Adelaide Convention Centre
DAY 1 December 5th
KEYNOTE: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Author of Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation - video presentation
PANEL DISCUSSION: LPWAN – Low Power Wide Area Networks - Low power options for IoT applications. What is here and what is coming up in cellular, unlicensed and satellite technologies. (Hear the path taken by companies that are successfully operated fully scaled solutions).
PANEL MEMBERS ARE: Dr Alex Grant, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myriota, Dr Andrew Skinner, Founder and Engineering Director of Measurement Engineering Australia (MEA), Adrian Tchordjallian, Network Cloud and Services leader at Thinxtra, Andrew Suttle, Country Manager u-blox, Pietro Sbisa' , IoT Practice Lead at Braemac, Frank Lupinacci, Market Development Lead for Smart Transport, Growth and Strategic Markets at Telstra
WEF MEMBER PRESENTATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
WEF PRIVATE ANNUAL PRIVATE MEETING
RoboRoos on Stage at the World Electronics Forum
Adrian Tchordjallian, Network, Cloud and Service Manager for Thinxtra, How to kickstart your Industrial IoT Journey with LPWA.
Thinxtra have 50 Xkits (devkits). They come with one year connectivity on the Thinxsta network. https://www.thinxtra.com/xkit/
KEYNOTE: John Gertsakis, Co-founder and Director, Ewaste Watch Institute - Electronics in a Circular Economy** -
Day 2 December 6th
KEYNOTE : Professor Goran Roos, Manufacturing Competitively in a High Cost Environment
Wayne Hoffman, CEO Entech Electronics, New PCB Technologies - The inside story on PCB technologies like metal core, metal clad and embedded passives
·MASTERCLASS: Aida Gharahkhani, Sales Application Engineer at Altium, PCB Masterclass by Altium
·Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide, Australia’s Energy Future
Donald Kay, CEO Don Alan Pty Ltd, Supply Chain Integrity – Eliminating Counterfeits and other quality issues
MASTERCLASS: John Gertsakis and Rose Read, Ewaste Watch Institute, Circular design for electronics.
Henrietta ChildM: 0404840449