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James Dingley (Atomic Frontier)

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  • Inspiring STEM talks for school students, with some powerful insights into life along the way.
  • James Dingley from Atomic Frontier is building a reputation as a renowned science communicator.
  • His ‘Responding to Failure’ presentation recounts his experience of overcoming a catastrophic rocket launch and his challenges with dyslexia.
  • James is available exclusively through Nudge Productions. Please contact Nudge Productions for bookings or enquiries.
  • James Dingley is available to deliver his talks and presentations in-person, or online.

Inspiring STEM talks for school students, with some powerful insights into life along the way

James Dingley delivers inspiring STEM talks for schools. He makes science interesting and fun for students, while sharing insightful moments from his own experiences.

UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2021: James Dingley has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He will be starting his two-year Masters course in space systems engineering in the US in August.

James’s inspiring STEM talks can cover a range of topics, but his specialty and passion is space science and rocketry. His talks also cover concepts of resilience, perseverance, and overcoming adversity and obstacles.

James is currently based in Perth, Western Australia (until August 2021), and is available to deliver his talks schools across Australia and the world – either in person, or online.

Who are the inspiring STEM talks for?

James delivers his inspiring science talks and presentations to Year 4 – Year 12 students.

About James Dingley:

Since graduating high school, James has been progressing toward his dream of working in the space industry. Perth doesn’t offer an aerospace degree, so he chose to study Mechanical Engineering and Finance at UWA where he was awarded a Fogarty Scholarship.

He has continued pursuing his passion of learning about the space industry in other ways. For example, he’s worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre and is the Cofounder, President and Project Manager of UWA Aerospace. In future, he hopes to apply what he has learned from government and industry to contribute to the new Australian Space Agency.

James is an experienced presenter, having run dozens of student workshops. He has also presented a TEDx talk where he shared his experiences of a catastrophic rocket launch and his personal challenges with dyslexia to deliver an authentic, meaningful and memorable presentation about overcoming challenges and responding to failure.

One of his biggest strengths is making science interesting, relatable and easy to understand. He is building a strong reputation as one of Australia’s best science communicators. This is evidenced in the many videos and by more than 60K subscribers on his Atomic Frontier YouTube channel that he produces, edits, writes and hosts.

Details about James Dingley’s inspiring STEM talks for schools:

The following talks and presentations are available. James tailors each of his presentations to the age of the audience.

RESPONDING TO FAILURE

Year 4 to Year 12 students  |  30 to 45 minutes

James shares his experiences of a catastrophic rocket launch and his personal challenges with dyslexia to deliver an authentic, meaningful and memorable presentation about overcoming challenges and responding to failure.

ROCKETING TO SUCCESS

Year 4 to Year 12 students  |  30 to 45 minutes

In this talk, James examines different aspects of STEM and how they apply to rocketry. He talks about the University of Western Australia Aerospace club, where he was a founder and President, and the various roles and responsibilities that different team members contribute. The developing Australian space industry is explored, including The Australian Space Agency.

THE SCIENCE OF SPACE

Year 4 to Year 12 students  |  30 to 45 minutes

James takes students on an adventure through a range of information and stories about the science of space.

Want to book, or find out more?

James is available exclusively through Nudge Productions. Contact Nudge Productions to make enquiries, or for bookings. You can email greg@nudgeproductions.com.au, or call Greg Cumming on 0406 317 801.

Watch our Nudge Productions video about James Dingley:

Making STEM even more interesting and fun: 

Through his video production company, Atomic Frontier, James works with Western Australian businesses, inventors and researchers to produce a range of educational videos on how key science and engineering concepts relate to the real world.

He has taken his camera deep underground to talk about Martian caves, into old warships to teach about engineering design, and to the most northern town on earth to discuss extreme agriculture.

James now has more than 60,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel!

2 reviews for James Dingley (Atomic Frontier)

  1. gregc

    Debbie Yates (verified owner) – AUGUST 5, 2020
    James is so passionate and knowledgeable and this came across to the students. His presentation was well prepared and his content was so interesting. I loved that he tailored part of his presentation to our school… was a nice touch. James’ enthusiasm and his experience of thinking outside the box and creating his own opportunities was a great message to share with our students.
    [This review was pasted here by the site owner. It is a direct copy of the five star review provided by a verified customer on the James Dingley – in person delivery page.]

  2. David Bean (verified owner)

    James Dingley gave an outstanding talk, skilfully blended with video and PowerPoint, to the entire Year 11 cohort of 200 students on the last afternoon of the School year. The students gave full attention to James throughout the presentation and asked relevant questions which he answered with authority and self deprecating humour. The content of James’ talk conveyed his passion for rocket science and was inspirational about studying science and engineering at school and university. He spoke with confidence and humour about how he gained an appointment at NASA while a young undergrad and how he planned and embarked on expeditions to rocket launching sites through outback Australia. Spectacularly successful and unsuccessful launches, well filmed, were explained. The thread running through was a story of overcoming any lack of confidence after being diagnosed with dyslexia in primary school, helped by teachers at his school, Hale School. The talk was also a tribute to the value of asking questions, of collaboration and teamwork. The talk was inspiring, full of information, humour and warmth.

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