The Graeme Clark Oration - Australia's most prestigious free public science event

Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program

Victorian secondary schools are invited to participate in the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program. The Program offers schools five opportunities for engagement with the Graeme Clark Oration:

 

 

 

Special presentation to Schools

The Graeme Clark Oration

Schools are encouraged to send students, their parents and teachers to attend the Graeme Clark Oration, Australia’s most prestigious free public science event.  Attendance is free of charge and students will be able to join a total of over 1,500 attendees to hear Professor Denison his oration, Towards an electronic prescription?

The Oration commences at 6.15pm sharp in Plenary 2, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will conclude at 7.30pm.

Students and teachers interested in attending the Graeme Clark Oration should register by clicking the button below

 

 

Register

 

Graeme Clark Oration Dinner

 

Please note that we will only accept one Expression of Interest (EOI) per school.  When sending your EOI, please advise the school name, the school contact name and details - email and phone.  EOI’s will not be accepted after 5.00 pm AEST on Friday, 5 July 2019.

Schools will be notified in advance of the event to arrange the necessary approvals.  Preference will be given to schools that participate in the Special Presentation to Schools and/or the Graeme Clark Oration and that have made an application for the Graeme Clark Award for STEM Innovation in Schools.

 

The Oration Dinner will be held in the Sovereign Room, Level , Exhibition Centre,
commencing 7.30 pm and concluding at 10.00 pm..

 

 

Graeme Clark Award for STEM Innovation

Graeme Clark Award for STEM Innovation in Schools

Award Criteria

Submission Details

 

 

 

Applications for the 2019 Award are now open.

 

The winning application will be announced at the conclusion of the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration and presented by Professor Timothy Denison and Laureate Professor Emeritus Graeme Clark AC.

 

 

 

Graeme Clark Award for STEM Innovation in Schools

 

This award has been established by The Graeme Clark Foundation to celebrate and acknowledge STEM innovation in schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through innovative practices, partnerships and programs.

 

Award Criteria:

The award is open to all secondary schools in Victoria.  Only one application per school will be accepted.

 

Schools applying need to demonstrate the following:

 

• Evidence that the STEM innovation has transformed the curriculum through the convergence (cross-disciplinary) of at least 3 science disciplines, eg. Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and IT and has raised the profile of STEM from within and the wider school community.

 

• That the pedagogies adopted have demonstrated improved student motivation and engagement reflected through the increase in numbers of students enrolled in STEM subjects to the senior years.

 

• The partnership(s) established have increased student understanding of real world applications with the purpose of developing STEM literate students.

 

• That the STEM innovation enables the capacity building of teachers through professional learning where there is a focus on developing a shared understanding of outstanding teaching in the convergence disciplines identified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Details:

Schools will be required to submit their application as a written document, with each of the criteria to be answered in no more than a single A4 page.

 

Schools may submit evidence as attachments.

 

Applications will close at 5.00 pm AEST on Wednesday, 10 June 2019.

 

  • Each application will be acknowledged upon receipt by the Graeme Clark Oration organisers.
  • If required, schools may be contacted after the closing date for a short interview as part of the evaluation process.
  • The application judged to be the best overall will be announced at the 
    Graeme Clark Oration on Monday, 22 July 2019, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • The Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools is only made possible through the generous support of the Graeme Clark Foundation.

The Graeme Clark Award for STEM Innovation in Schools is made possible through the generous support of the Graeme Clark Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Graeme Clark Oration Schools Program is proudly supported by the Gene Technology Access Centre

 

The Graeme Clark Oration

The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in health and medical science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s.  It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.