Hi, my name is Elise Wilkin.
During my time at Swinburne University I have studied Systems Engineering and Product Design Engineering. In these courses I have worked on many different types of projects and in many different roles. I have really enjoyed working in teams on end to end projects, including designing solutions, making functioning prototypes, building and testing final products and report writing.
Outside of my degree, I have been involved in many different Swinburne clubs (Tango club - secretary and president, Cheer and Dance, Design Collective) as well as coaching and captaining soccer. I have also continued to coach gymnastics at my old school (Melbourne Girls Grammar), and volunteer with Engineers without Borders.
My final year research project was based on STEM education within schools. I have always been fascinated with puzzles, codes and riddles, and found from my research that the thinking process for these are the same as that required for STEM. Working with primary and high school teachers I designed and built a gamified learning tool. This included the physical puzzles, example ciphers, assembly instructions and an example lesson plan to enable the product to be integrated into the Australian school curriculum for year 5 to 8 students. This product and some of my other work is shown below.