Science Week: Science Communication Conference

18 - 18 Aug, 2023

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Register now for students to attend KIOSC’s Science Communication Conference! 

KIOSC will be hosting a Science Communication Conference to celebrate Science Week.

Date: Friday 18th August

Time: 9.30-2.30pm

Outline: Individuals and Teams of students have the opportunity to give a conference-style presentation on a project they have completed recently at school. There is no time limit to when the project was completed, the focus is on the communication opportunity. Examples of KIOSC programs that would suit this include Bees with Backpacks, Deep Racer, Chatbot, Maker, Trashbot, and First Lego League Innovation Project. The conference will mimic academic research conferences and trade shows, with guest speakers and a market-hall style presentation session. It gives the students an opportunity to experience what other students are working on, and inspire each other with amazing design thinking. 

Each team/individual will have a table at which to set up their presentation. Students will have 6-minute time slots in which to ‘promote’ their project. We are happy to support teams in improving their ‘pitch and promote’ skills to help with designing the presentation. Students may choose to have a poster, or digital visual aids (there will be a limited number of booths with screens that can be requested).

Rationale: The idea being that some students from the team will roam to hear presentations, while others will remain at the booth to present their project, and then they will switch. Groups will move around the room to see the presentations. More detailed presentation instructions will be provided to those who register. 

Additional Science Activities:

  1. Titration Competition
  2. Micro-pipetting Art Competition
  3. Where is? Competition – using the digital microscopes.

Industry Connections:

In addition to this, we have industry partners attending as well. 

Keynote Speakers: Dandenong High School – They have just come back from their Queensland F1 Championship where they competed in the first Australian F1 Remote Control Hydrogen Car competition:


There will be awards presented at the conclusion of the event, with some being voted for by the students.

We are proud to support and encourage STEM experiences for all Victorian students. 

For inquiries please email Lisa Williams:

Additional Resource for students: