This presentation will include a history of taking a process from an academic laboratory curiosity to the cusp of commercial processing – entirely during major global economic downturns. The role of intellectual property, government funding, university technology transfer, industrial support, and the perseverance and sacrifices of the scientists and engineers involved to succeed will all be discussed.
Designed for students in years 11 and 12, STEAM Day brings together bright minds to consider how Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) can be combined to solve some of the greatest issues we in the future.
Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow means that we need to start building the skills we will need today.
Whether you are the optimist that looks to the future of work augmented by automation, robots and Artificial Intelligence as the panacea for opportunity, or subscribe to the more pessimistic view that automation will disrupt and displace jobs and the people in them, both require essentially the same response: the need to build the human and workforce capabilities and skills required to exist in our modern digital age.