Students Teach Sustainability Through Comics
A group of university students have developed Enviromanya, a science kit for kids that addresses current environmental problems and its biotechnology solutions.
PR9.NET October 05, 2007 - Melbourne, Australia - YAXPERT, a Young Achievement Australia (YAA) Biotechnology Entrepreneur Program (BEP) company was formed in May 2007. The aim of BEP is to promote encourage science students to pursue business. YAXPERT is sponsored by the Victorian Government's Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD).
YAXPERT aims to develop innovative hand-on learning solutions for kids. Enviromanya contains 24 experiments in a comic style manual along with tools and materials. This demonstrates environmental problems and shows how biotechnology can solve these problems.
YAXPERT's members consist of nine tertiary students and early-career graduates from science and engineering looking to acquire business skills. The company is advised by successful mentors from the biotechnology and business sectors.
Enviromanya can be bought online at www.yaxpert.com for $45. Online support is also provided for customers. The team has sold over 20 units since the product's release a fortnight ago.
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Formed in 2007, YAXPERT aims to develop 'hands-on' learning solutions for kids. The company was formed by 9 tertiary students and early career professionals from science and engineering looking to expand their business skills. YAXPERT has developed the 7 Step cycle, a unique learning model that integrates information with skill development and extended learning.
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