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Students often have trouble putting their design ideas on paper, especially when it comes to creating designs that need to functionally fit together for a STEM project. We chat with award-winning designer Kylie Burrett as she talks about how the Splat 3D tool she created is helping students of all ages master design concepts.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About the Kylie Burrett

Kylie Burrett is a passionate educator and an award-winning designer. As the creator of the powerfully simple Splat, a 3D design tool, Kylie’s mission is to help make engineering design in the classroom easy and impactful.

Professionally, Kylie has worked extensively as a media and education consultant for: ABC TV, Weta Workshop NZ, Chapman Entertainment UK, and for the past 5 years has been working in NSW schools resourcing and developing innovative STEAM programs.

About Splat 3D

The Splat, sponsored by Engineers Australia, has recently been named one of Australia’s top design innovations for 2019 and awarded the prestigious GOLD Good Design Award.  What started as a simple math idea for Kylie’s classroom is now being enthusiastically embraced in classrooms across Australia, boosting the fundamental visual-spatial skills needed for success in STEM.

About the FizzicsEd Podcast

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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