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Deliver a talk on STEM with IMPACT

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) public speaking competition for Victorian Undergraduate students


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Congratulations to our 2018 Winners

Our Grand Final was held in September 2018 at the Royal Society of Victoria, with the audience treated to eight fantastic presentations on a wide variety of topics. Congratulations to our finalists and winners!

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Grand Champion Jacqui Wakefield

Jacqui took out the top gong with her presentation, The Hero of the Reef: Unmasking the vigilante

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Well done to all our Finalists

Have a look at the videos of all the finalist presentations below - you will be both entertained and educated!

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Runner-Up Sabna Zihara

Sabna was a close second in our Finals with her fascinating talk on Metal Organic Frameworks as Theranostic Agents

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About Us

We are a group of students who saw the potential to create real-world impact by applying effective communication skills to STEM developments.

What do we offer?

 

learn Public Speaking Skills

With workshops on speech construction and presentation skills, mentoring from experts and heaps of opportunities to practice, Let's Torque is the perfect way to hone your skills!

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Delve into STEM Solutions

Learn about the potential of existing STEM developments, delve into the research and become an expert on your topic so you can bridge the gap between STEM and society!

Connect with Industry and Peers

Get valuable experience to put on your resume, connect with STEM organisations looking for people like you, and share ideas with like-minded peers!

Steps

1. Submit talking Points

To secure your spot in a semi-final, tell us about a STEM concept and how it has the potential to benefit Australia economically, socially, or environmentally.

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2. PREP Workshops

Come along to our three prep workshops and learn how to craft your presentation and master the art of public speaking.
 

3. Semi-Finals and Grand Final

Put your skills into action by presenting at your local semi-final, with the top 8 speakers from across Melbourne competing for the grand prize at our Let's Torque Grand Final!

Prizes

FIRST PLACE

  • Paid Internship at Nous Group
  • $300 cash
  • 1-year membership to The Royal Society of Victoria
  • 2-year subscription to Cosmos Magazine
  • How to be Human by New Scientist 
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RUNNER UP

  • 1-year membership to The Royal Society of Victoria
  • 2-year subscription to Cosmos Magazine
  • How to be Human by New Scientist

 

Additional Prizes

  • Melbourne Zoo Memberships 

What does a presentation look like?

The STEM concept

Outline the core science and tech behind your idea, so that a general audience can understand the theory behind it.

the impact

Explain how the STEM concept can be applied to offer a solution and create something of value.