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Edward's workshop is a variant on the eggdrop challenge with extreme restrictions designed to force students into taking their time to really think about the design they want to implement before executing it. This teaches the students how to solve problems with limited tools and under tight restrictions.

Edward Ah Kee is a director of the media agency Iscariot Media and an Information Systems student at the Queensland University of Technology. His work and education has mostly revolved around issue identification and picking holes in solutions.


Raymond's workshop entails old style learning, the knowledge he passes on is knowledge that he does not have a certificate for it’s knowledge that has been passed down through oral history, the amount of knowledge Ray teaches in a session depends on the level of respect, as this knowledge needs to be earnt. Ray brings his  own artefact kit with tools and weapons of our ancestors and talks about practices and protocols within Lore.
Raymond Timbery is a 26 year old Dharrawal Jaitmethang man connected to the South East Coast of Australia, Ray practices culture on a daily basis, teaching culture is his passion and his purpose in life.


Music plays a major role in Indigenous Australian societies. As well as being a vital part of sacred ceremonies it is also part of everyday life. Music is linked with a person's ancestry and country and is

used throughout life as part of Indigenous oral traditions to teach what must be known about culture.  Children, women and men of different ages have their own songs which are performed in specific contexts. Young children are encouraged to dance and sing about everyday events. 

For Torres Strait Islanders the gorr/kulap (rattle) is an integral accompaniment and performance instrument used to perform traditional dances at social, cultural

 and sacred ceremonies. The gorr/kulap is made of seed pods strung together in the Torres Strait from the match box bean. The bean grows in a pod usually found in rain forested areas or also washed up along the beach shore. The science understanding developed using this context is the particle and wave model of sound energy transfer.
Torres Webb known for his work in promoting the power of positive relationships in educating future generations regardless of economic and social circumstance. Securing equity, inclusion and social justice for every person and child in today's world requires an active partnership for learning across school and community, supporting and guiding educators to understand their purpose and role in new ways.

Torres Webb, a proud Far North Queenslander and Indigenous man from the Torres Strait, is a passionate parent and community engagement advocate in improving the achievement, well being and life chances of all children and youth by focusing on "what's strong rather than what's wrong". He is recognised nationally and internationally for his community engagement and leadership skills. Having worked with Youth Challenge Australia in Vanuatu, Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network in Philippines, Queensland Youth Parliament and with Oxfam International Youth Partnerships in India, Torres has also held a Deputy Chair on position on the Erubam Traditional Land and Sea Owners Native Title Body, where he worked closely with the local rangers and elders. Currently leading an Indigenous STEM Education project in Far North Queensland valuing Indigenous knowledges within the science curriculum.Torres previously worked with the Queensland Department of Education assisting Indigenous communities to connect with their local school to foster identity, culture and learning outcomes for all students. Through a close working partnership with Dr George Otero. Torres is currently editing a book as an associate to the Centre for RelationaLearning titled: Handbook: connecting school, family and community.

STEM Camp Presenters

ATSIMA working in collaboration with the NSW AECG Inc. and NSW Department of Education organise presenters for the STEM and STEAM camps.

ATSIMA would like to take the opportunity to introduce PRESENTERS who present at the STEM and STEAM camps.


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