Students Years 10 to 12 – Spend a day at eResearch 2018

AeRO invites students in years 10 to 12 to spend a day at the eResearch conference at no cost

This is an outstanding opportunity for students to learn about cutting edge research and learn how information and communication technologies help researchers to make the best possible use of their data.

Things to do:

  • Explore science datasets using Virtual and Augmented Reality environments
  • Meet a selection of researchers to discuss their posters and e-posters (click here to see examples of presentations at eResearch 2017 )
  • Watch computer animations that showcase techniques for storytelling and science communication, including work by renowned Biomedical Animator Dr Drew Berry. Check out some of Drew’s amazing work at the bottom of this page, here and here.   
  • Listen to conference keynotes – check out the conference homepage to see confirmed international and national invited speakers. More information will be announced soon!
  • Walk the exhibition floor and speak to researchers and technology providers

Then if you have some cool visualisation ideas, enter the: Data Visualisation Competition!

Students can work in teams to choose a real world dataset, such as the workforce equality dataset on, analyse it to answer an interesting question and visualise the results.

For the workforce equality dataset, an interesting question might be: which gender is more likely to work on a casual basis? Or What proportion of women work full time, versus the proportion of men who do?

Choose any dataset you find interesting.

Design a compelling and informative visualisation to display your results, print it out as a poster, and bring it to eResearch to be judged by our panel of professionals.

There are great tech prizes available for your school!

How to get involved

Express your interest by emailing and let us know how we can help your class:

  • Choose a day to attend the conference: 17/18/19th October
  • Tell us what topics will most interest your students (we will try to facilitate some discussion with researchers)
  • Decide if you want to enter the Data Visualisation Competition (let us know in advance!)
  • Bring a packed lunch

Can’t make it?

No worries! Why not get involved with a great penguin-themed online data visualisation competition.



Below images provided by and attributed to Dr Drew Berry, Biomedical Animations Manager, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

[rev_slider_vc alias=”drewberry”]