The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) was the third of six Specialist Science Centres established by the Victorian State Government. It was officially opened in 2006 by the then Victorian Treasurer, John Brumby and joined Ecolinc and GTAC in offering high quality science programs. VSSEC uses the context of space to engage teachers and students in the teaching and learning of science.
VSSEC is situated in the grounds of Strathmore Secondary College and its inspiring spiral-galaxy shaped building, designed by Gregory Burgess Architects, offers a stimulating environment for hands-on learning. All areas within the Centre are supported by an integrated technology system which supports a rich learning environment.
VSSEC applies the latest educational research to develop effective programs for both students and teachers. To maintain the highest level of excellence in both pedagogy and science content VSSEC established an advisory board consisting of representatives from academia, education and the government.
VSSEC’s programs support dedicated subject and cross-curricula domains. These programs are delivered in context and highlight career and study paths. Programs predominantly support secondary school learning however VSSEC also offers a range of outreach programs for primary students and events to engage the general public.
Saturday, April 120900 Registration0930 Schedule and logistics0945 Begin developing1230 Lunch break1330 Developing continued1630 Optional progress brieﬁng, more developing1800 Doors close for the nightSunday, April 130900 Doors open
0930 Logistics brieﬁng & updates0945 More developing1330 Submission Deadline and Lunch break1430 Presentations1530 Judges Voting1600 Awards1630 Post event social
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Galactic ImpactTHE 'C-7s' SKY-CAR ! (pronounced as 'See Havens')
Most Inspiringin-mouth touchpad
People's choicein-mouth touchpad
The following projects were worked on at Melbourne:
THE 'C-7s' SKY-CAR ! (pronounced as 'See Havens')Project Members from this location
Our project aims were to create a Sky-Car that can be used in everyday lives of people, and most importantly, in life and death situations as mentioned in the overview above. We have looked into different Sky-Car concepts, and finally reached conclusions based on some important decisive parame... Visit Project
in-mouth touchpadProject Members from this location
The project aims to develop new ways to input data and control software in an environment which makes traditional devices (keyboard, mouse, touch screen) difficult to use and for use cases where simple set of buttons / joystick does not give enough control and flexibility.
My proposed d... Visit Project