May 2012 – Dr. Michael Myers – Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

Michael will talk to us about young people in engineering.   Dr Myers is a businessman, entrepreneur and passionate Australian.

REA’s revolutionary programs link schools, industry, TAFE, Universities and parents in a collaborative environment focused on changing the metaphor of the education process. More than 45,000 students are mentored each year by REA with another 300,000 benefiting from the outcomes. REA’s goal is to equip these children with the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on the world.

REA has received a great deal of recognition for its work including the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence, Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia National Presidents Award, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Engineering, Association of Consulting Engineers Presidents Award for Outstanding Contribution to Consulting Engineering, the Smart State Science Award and Peter Doherty Science Award.

We will also be joined by Sallie Geary who will describe her recent education experience and the way her perception has changed by being exposed to a technical learning environment.  Sallies experience is intended to encourage us to think about the work of our Vernier Foundation and it potential for influencing young people towards their involvement in technical work activities.

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May 10th 2012


Venue: The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club at 489 Glenferrie Rd  Kooyong VIC 3142