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STELR Renewable Energy Teacher Professional Learning Session You are invited to attend this hands-on workshop for teachers implementing the STELR Renewable Energy program in their schools and those wanting to try out the equipment and activities.  Date:  Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm Venue:  Biloela State High School,  Gladstone Rd, Biloela Qld 4715.  Map   Inquiries: Pennie Stoyles - phone: 03 9864 0905, email: pennie.stoyles@atse.org.au Program includes...

STELR Renewable Energy Teacher Professional Learning Session You are invited to attend this hands-on workshop for teachers implementing the STELR Renewable Energy program in their schools and those wanting to try out the equipment and activities.  Date:  Tuesday, 27 August, 2019 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Venue:  Esperance Anglican Community School, 5 Griffin St, West Beach WA 6450.  Map Inquiries: Pennie Stoyles - phone: 03 9864 0905,...

Every year one of STELR's principal sponsors, the Australian Power Institute (API), awards bursaries to up to 25 students who have commenced engineering degrees in fields related to power engineering. The bursarys provide a cash grant as well as valuable opportunities including paid vacation work in member companies, networking events and advice regarding job applications and interviews. Peter Pentland attended the...

A British start-up company, called Arborea, has developed a type of green solar panel that does not produce electricity. Instead, the panels, which contain micro algae, diatoms and phytoplankton, clean carbon dioxide from the air while producing biomass that can be used for food production. The company claims that a panel that has the same surface are as a tree, can...

Back in December 2018, STELR News called for expressions of interest for a study on the durability of CSIRO’s printed flexible solar panels in a ‘non-laboratory’ environment.  STELR has collaborated with CSIRO and Stanford University to conduct the study, which has a secondary aim to develop awareness of this next generation solar technology. Thin, flexible solar panels are gaining attention worldwide as...

Electricity Safety Week 2019 will be held 2-6 September in NSW & QLD primary schools. Registrations now open for NSW & QLD primary schools to receive free electricity teaching resources. Primary schools in New South Wales and Queensland are encouraged to get involved in Electricity Safety Week 2-6 September 2019. This annual educational program delivered by Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy and...

The STELR team made a brief visit to Darwin last week to participate in CONASTA 68. As well as having a trade display, we hosted a session outlining all the new STELR resources. We ran activities with the equipment packs (including Sustainable Housing and Electricity and Energy and outlined the new teaching resources which are available for downloading from the STELR...

Deakin University is conducting a large-scale study into teaching and learning cosmology in high schools around Australia. The aim of the study is to map student knowledge and develop resources and innovative teaching strategies to provide students with authentic experiences in the topic. The researchers are calling for teachers of Year 10 (science), Year 11 (Physics) and Year 12 (Physics) who...

Earlier this month the Academy of Technology and Engineering (APPLIED) presented the annual Clunies Ross Awards at a gala dinner in Sydney. The awards recognise people who have shared their vision and knowledge to apply technology for the benefit of Australia. The winners were: Dr Jane Oppenheim, who is the Scientific and Operations Director at Ego Pharmaceuticals. Her award was given for...

A new housing project being undertaken in Knutsford, Fremantle, is combining the use of renewable energy, 21st century water use, sustainable building and sustainable landscape design. All the buildings will be fitted with solar panels which charge a shared battery used by all the residents, reducing or even eliminating reliance on the electricity grid. Electric vehicle chargers will also be provided....