Swinburne’s technology conversation opposition Start Talking become held really on 14 October with the imaginative and prescient of creating the arena a higher location to live.
Matthew Schipper become topped the winner of the $four hundred prize with the aid of using the judges for his presentation ‘Mmm…Plastics’ and Celestina Jillian-Mae become presented People’s Choice and $one hundred for her presentation ‘Malaysia, Electricity and the Ocean’.
The opposition ambitions to expand college students’ development from technology conversation idea to expert exercise and bureaucracy a part of Swinburne’s Shaping STEMM Futures Initiative. All Swinburne college students can put up a STEMM primarily based totally concept and paintings with team of workers and Adobe Digital Coaches to report a four-minute video presentation.
For the primary time college students from Swinburne’s Sarawak campus competed, and that they had been properly represented, with extra than one hundred registrations and 10 semi-finalists imparting on the digital ceremony.
‘I trust network information is a effective force, my goal is to empower college students to behave as technology communicators to lead, form and make a distinction to groups and the destiny of STEMM,’ says convenor of Swinburne’s Communication for Scientists unit and occasion organiser, Dr Bita Zaferanloo.
Reducing plastic waste
Mr Schipper is a 3rd 12 months Bachelor of Science (Professional) scholar who felt stimulated with the aid of using the little recognised reality that specific sorts of micro organism can wreck down plastic.
His presentation ‘Mmm…Plastics…’, primarily based totally off Homer Simpson’s iconic quote in The Simpsons ‘Mmm…Donuts…’, discusses how positive micro organism observed on plastic can truly consume the plastic and be used strategically to minimise the environmental effect of plastic waste.
‘Plastic isn’t some thing whatever alive need to be capable of consume, that’s a part of why plastic waste is an issue. And but right here we are, with an real residing organism that isn’t simply capable of digest plastic however can achieve this in a manner that’s now no longer handiest positive to itself, however actually anybody involved.’