RDA Hunter’s third annual Defence Industry Technology & Careers Expo was held at Murrook Cultural Centre, Williamtown, on 16th March. Students from six Hunter high schools as well as TAFE and University students experienced hands-on access to high-tech Defence equipment and liaised with Hunter Defence industry representatives. At the event, students explored interactive STEM installations, hands-on aerospace [...]
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2021 STEM Defence + Innovation winner Daniel Bell's advice to students considering the program is to "Bring your best ideas, no matter how crazy they may be, and watch as they become something genuinely useful that you can market and people will buy." STEM Defence + Innovation is an activity of RDA Hunter’s Department of [...]
Tuesday evening, 19th October, saw our 2021 cohort of STEM Defence + Innovation students put the skills they have learnt into practice and pitch their incredible designs to a distinguished panel of judges, Amy List from Boeing Defence Australia, and Group Captain Al Wherrett and Wing Commander Aleisha Broadhead from RAAF Base Williamtown. Students from [...]
Toronto High School Wins the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge On Saturday 26th September, Team Toronto High of ME Program partner school Toronto High School was crowned overall winner of the six-day International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge. The international space race to fictional planet, Vulcan, saw 195 school students aged between 12 and 17 from 25 schools [...]
St Philip’s Christian College – Newcastle was crowned Champions at the 2020 NSW State & National SUBS in Schools competition at the end of last year. In only their second year participating in the competition the team took out the top spot after making significant improvements to their submarine. The SPCC Newcastle team were supported [...]
RDA Hunter and the Tech Girls Movement joined forces to deliver 5 workshops to Hunter region secondary students last week. Joining us from Sydney, Tech Girls Instructor Daniella di Santo visited San Clemente HS, Callaghan College Waratah, Newcastle Grammar School, Toronto HS and Warners Bay HS to take students through the two-hour workshops. The interactive [...]
The defence industry should be engaging with children from the earliest years of primary school in order to ensure the state and region have the skills to supply Australian defence needs in coming decades, the Hunter Defence Conference heard today. NSW Minister for Jobs Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said STEM awareness should [...]
RDA Hunter thanks our industry, education and training partners who helped deliver the 2021 RDA Hunter Defence Industry Technology Expo on the 17th March 2021 at Fighter World. Promoting Defence Industry as a viable and rewarding career pathway, the expo saw participation from: 320 students 15 schools 13 defence industry, training and education exhibitors Industry [...]
The ME Program was excited to host our defence and industry partners in an interactive forum at the Mercure Williamtown on the 1st of February 2021. In our first event for the year, the ME Program welcomed industries who have signed on as partners for the program and discussed upcoming events and activities for industry [...]
The ME Program is back in 2021 and the team from RDA Hunter are excited to continue providing Hunter students opportunities to link with Defence Industry in the Hunter region. We have recently updated our website and given our old site a freshen up for the New Year. We would appreciate any and all feedback [...]