This is a STEM job This is a STEM job This is a STEM job

Congratulations to our STEM Internship winners!


Introducing Olivia Okely, Theo Marlow and Aasthea Kumar. Each has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern at one of Australia’s most exciting workplaces - PLUS they’ve scored some great Samsung tech too.

Thanks to everyone who entered. There’s no doubt the future of STEM in Australia is looking good!

Aastha Kumar
Music Engineering Intern

Brief: Create a piece of music 1 – 2 mins long.

Answer: "Heart" beats

When creating this instrumental I generally considered that when looking at STEM and music as one concept, emotions and the psychological effect of the sounds produced, is what first comes to mind (pun intended). Music is a way ...
..to express emotions but also receive criticism, feedback and reaction through it. So, I researched the scientific effect of any "sound's" pitch, tempo, beat and the types of instruments used, upon the listener. I found that fast tempo with high notes is livelier and hence gives positive reactions, slow gives a calmer reaction and so on. Songs such as Clair de lune are scientifically proven to make you feel happy due to the happy hormone dopamine being released when it is heard, (although in Debussy's case it was purely coincidental:). Considering one's state of mind I wanted to create something which was a sort of inspirational, “I am going to change the world, and never give up” sort of music. The music is very fast and also very 'electro', giving it a lively sort of effect, and also there are specific facets of it such as the heartbeat at the end which also will impact the listener. In the sense that a heartbeat is often associated with 'life'. Overall music is what forms an understanding of the composer's intent and the listener's reaction, so through this project I would like to make the statement that in the future using STEM, music can be used to fight psychological medical concerns such as depression, anxiety and even something as serious as post traumatic stress disorder. Although an extremely simple concept, it is not something that has been developed upon yet, which also explains the 450 million people out there currently affected by a mental or neurological disorders.


“Aastha did the research into how sounds affect the listener and used this knowledge to create the track. The song also had composition of beats and instruments and is very upbeat.”
Questacon.
Theo Marlow
Surfboard Design Intern

Brief: Design the surfboard of the future.

Answer: The Bin Board

The surfboard contains a filter which can filter out micro-plastics out of the ocean. It also can send information to an agency about locations of rubbish and litter such as location and size and number.

“An interesting way of incorporating recreation into science and of tackling environmental issues.”
Questacon.
Olivia Okely
Fashion Design Intern

Brief: Design some eco-friendly fashion.

Answer: The Eucalyp-dress

This 1950s silhouette dress is made of 3D printed eucalyptus leaves using an algae filament. The leaves are all different shades of green creating an ombre effect and are hand sewn to a green-base fabric made of Ecospun fibre.

The algae filament is biodegradable which allows for fast fashion to be eco-friendly as the dress will break down after the season. While the algae is growing to be turned into a filament for 3D printing, it absorbs carbon dioxide and produces oxygen when photosynthesising. This helps to take the excess CO2 out of the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen. Through 3D printing the leaves, fabric waste is also reduced as there is no wasted material that normally occurs when cutting out of fabric. The Ecospun fibre of the base fabric is environmentally friendly as it is made out of 100% certified recycled plastic PET bottles. In reusing the plastic bottles in Ecospun, there is the potential to keep billions of plastic PET bottles out of the world's landfills. For every one billion plastic bottles created, 18 tons of harmful air emissions are produced and 2.5 million barrels of oil are used, contributing to acid rain, global warming and smog.



“Olivia has a solid understanding of sustainability and design and addresses both the biological and technical cycles. She's used cutting edge tchnology and advanced thinking to create this exceptional entry. It really blew me away!”
Mark Liu.
Check out these exciting STEM careers
×
×
Antonia Gauchi Bio Image Antonia Gauchi Bio Image
Antonia Gauci
Music Engineer

As a sound engineer at Studios 301 – one of Sydney’s best recording studios, Antonia experiments with phasing, vibrations and tech to achieve the sound she wants. She’s mixed and produced for artists like Kesha, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vallis Alps and Will.I.Am. She’s also a super talented artist in her own right with various side projects.

Marc Panhuis Bio Image Marc Panhuis Bio Image
Gary Elphick
Surfboard Innovator

Mashing his love of surf and STEM together, Gary’s on an endless search for better surfing for the next generation. He uses the latest cutting edge tech like 3D printing and material blending to rethink the way we build the surfboard – he’s revolutionising the sport he loves right now.

Marl Liu Bio Image Mark Liu Bio Image
Mark Liu
Fashion Designer

0% waste. 100% designer. Mark has a passion for sustainable fashion. He uses complex formulas to rid waste right from the start on a daily basis to create his garments. Right now, he’s exploring, pushing and designing a more environmentally friendly fashion scene.

Explore a STEM job in AR

Explore a STEM job in AR

Snap the Snapcode and enter the portal. Or if you don’t have Snapchat, take the tour in VR below

See yourself in a STEM job in VR
See for yourself what it’s like to work in the surf, fashion and music industries.
You might even learn a thing or two about STEM while you’re there!
Music Production with Antonia Gauci
Surfboard innovation with Gary Elphick
Sustainable fashion with Mark Liu
CreatorsWanted logo

This campaign exists because we can see how important STEM education and innovation are to the future success of Australians and our community.

SEE COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Questacon logo

CreatorsWanted logo is a collaboration between Samsung and Questacon, we are united in our commitment to quality STEM education for all young Australians.