Dream Big movie night

After the success of the first Dream Big movie night, it has been requested that we show it again.
Dream Big movie night


After the success of the first Dream Big movie night for National Science week, it has been requested that we show it again. Please join us in watching this inspirational short film Dream Big: Engineering our World and let it transform how you and your family think about engineering. With a stereotype-busting engineer cast, the film reveals that engineering is an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels of tomorrow. From the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

"I wasn't interested in engineering before I saw the film and now I think this could be my future!" - Maya, Age 11

"A+ for educational value" - Common Sense Media

"Sure to inspire your future innovators!" - Scholastic Teacher Magazine

Tickets are $12 and family of 4 tickets are available for $40

Pizza, popcorn, juice, soft drink, tea and coffee provided. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.

4.45pm for a 5.30pm start to 7pm.

Following the screening, you are welcome to join a few of our stellar young engineers for Q and A!

About the panel:

Alex Hayes

2019 WA Young Professional Engineer of the Year

Alex Hayes works as a clinical engineer in WA Health and is a co-founder and CTO of Inova Medical, a start-up developing a device for abscess treatment. He graduated his PhD studies at Curtin University on the mechanical properties of tendon. His continued work and research in the field of biomedical engineering has given him exposure to the entire medical device life cycle, from designing custom medical devices to asset management within the hospital system.

Owen Keenan

Owen graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, with a major in civil/structural engineering from the University of Western Australia. Since graduation he has worked in civil construction with Georgiou Group for four and a half years on a varied range of projects including precast concrete manufacturing, tendering and land development projects. Owen is currently working in the consulting and design field for Cardno with a focus on structural engineering including projects for commercial, retail and industrial sectors in Perth.

Owen is currently is the Engineers Australia EngTalk Coordinator for 2019 which focuses on providing engineering volunteers to local and regional Perth high schools, as they participate and share their experiences about the profession of Engineering. Owen is a STEM advocate and gives time to school students, undergraduate and graduate engineers to mentor and assist them in their transition from university studies to a career through a variety of programs, events and platforms.

Nancy Haddaden

Nancy holds an MSc Degree in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management from Delft University of Technology/The Netherlands where she received an “Erasmus Mundus” Scholarship from the European Union, and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering where she received a National Scholarship in her home country, Jordan.

In 2018, Nancy was selected from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants to attend the UNLEASH Innovation Lab in Singapore to innovate and collaborate on solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Currently, she is a Coastal Officer at the City of Wanneroo, where she contributes to executing the City’s Long-Term Coastal Management Plan, and continuously improves the City’s Coastal Monitoring Program and is currently Vice-Chair of the Coastal, Oceans and Ports Engineering Panel with Engineers Australia.

Pratik Shresthra

Pratik is an engineer, a designer, an award winner, a muay thai boxer and most importantly, a proud brand new father.  Pratik’s passion for technical challenges has seen him lead, manage and deliver many complex and challenging projects over the span of his career. One such exemplar project is the state of the art Perth Children’s Hospital in Perth WA.

Pratik is the winner of the prestigious Stan Perron Award for Western Australia Future Leader of the Year 2018.   He was also the winner of the Future Leader Award in the 'Design' category.   Pratik is the Chair of the Property Council of Australia Future Directions committee for 2019/2020.


14 / 11 / 2019 - 04:45 pm to 07:00 pm
Registration Closes
14 / 11 / 2019 02:00 pm
Engineers Australia WA, Auditorium
712 Murray Street
Western Australia
Family of 4
  • Member Family of 4: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Family of 4: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
  • Student member family of 4: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Family of 4: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
  • Member Rate: $12.00 ($10.91 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $12.00 ($10.91 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $12.00 ($10.91 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $12.00 ($10.91 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Owen Keenan, Nancy Haddenen, Pratik Shresthra
Engineers Australia WA
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