The Vernier Foundation is an extension of the society and has been formed to promote and attract the interest of young people to engineering and assist in their training and education.
The Vernier Foundation 2018 – 19
The annual Youth Forum on August 4 2018 expert panelists examined “By 2030, Automation, globalization and flexibility will change what we do in every job” The event was attended by students from Swinburne University, Dandenong High school and Peninsula Grammar School.
We have introduced three individual prizes for students at two schools who have excelled in their learning and support for STEM.
At the start of the year, the Vernier trustees approved the donation of $2000 to two schools as the final year of a 3-year agreement. Each of the schools used the money to purchase robotic equipment for their younger students.
The Foundation donation scheme was well supported this year by Vernier members and their organizations.
The August 2019 Youth Forum was an amazing event attended by around 100 people. A sensational presentation was made by Creature Technologies http://www.creaturetechnology.com/. The event was attended by students from Swinburne University, Dandenong High school, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School and Peninsula Grammar School.