Dr Lindy Orwin - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Better access for rural, regional and remote communities

Located in Rainbow Bay

Lindy Orwin has been a champion of digital technology since lugging her first computer to school in 1980. Today, she educates and informs the Gympie Region community about the power of digital technology to transform lives and learning.

Lindy is a multi-award winning leader in the use of technology in education. She has 36 years of experience in building the capacity of teachers, university faculty and corporate trainers to adopt emerging technologies. She’s based in Rainbow Beach and, best of all, works remotely from this beautiful location for the University of Southern Queensland. By doing so, she puts into practice everything that she advocates about digital technology.

In her current role, Lindy conducts educational research about the use of remote access technologies for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Her research has special emphasis on gender equity and access to STEAM education in rural, regional and remote schools and communities.

In addition, Lindy is an active volunteer for Cooloola Coastcare. She incorporates emerging technologies into the organisation by:

  • raising the digital capacity of the volunteers
  • establishing systems to facilitate online participation
  • promoting digital technologies for the collection, recording and storage of scientific data
  • disseminating digital communications internally and externally.

Lindy is also the volunteer convenor of the Gympie Regional STEM Hub. Its purpose is to increase community engagement and collective impact of STEM groups, businesses, industries, and enthusiasts.

As a digital champ, Lindy will put into practice her many ideas about how to improve business and community outcomes in the Gympie region, such as:

  • broadening participation in the STEM Hub by maximising digital communication, such as web conferencing, Facebook, and more
  • hosting workshops on teleworking to promote the numerous business and employment opportunities it presents
  • improving the website and other digital communications for Cooloola Coastcare to strengthen engagement and streamline the provision of data to government agencies
  • identifying and securing funding opportunities for digital activities and citizen science.

Lindy is nominated by: Gympie Regional Council

Better access for rural, regional and remote communities

Located in Rainbow Bay

Lindy Orwin has been a champion of digital technology since lugging her first computer to school in 1980. Today, she educates and informs the Gympie Region community about the power of digital technology to transform lives and learning.

Lindy is a multi-award winning leader in the use of technology in education. She has 36 years of experience in building the capacity of teachers, university faculty and corporate trainers to adopt emerging technologies. She’s based in Rainbow Beach and, best of all, works remotely from this beautiful location for the University of Southern Queensland. By doing so, she puts into practice everything that she advocates about digital technology.

In her current role, Lindy conducts educational research about the use of remote access technologies for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Her research has special emphasis on gender equity and access to STEAM education in rural, regional and remote schools and communities.

In addition, Lindy is an active volunteer for Cooloola Coastcare. She incorporates emerging technologies into the organisation by:

  • raising the digital capacity of the volunteers
  • establishing systems to facilitate online participation
  • promoting digital technologies for the collection, recording and storage of scientific data
  • disseminating digital communications internally and externally.

Lindy is also the volunteer convenor of the Gympie Regional STEM Hub. Its purpose is to increase community engagement and collective impact of STEM groups, businesses, industries, and enthusiasts.

As a digital champ, Lindy will put into practice her many ideas about how to improve business and community outcomes in the Gympie region, such as:

  • broadening participation in the STEM Hub by maximising digital communication, such as web conferencing, Facebook, and more
  • hosting workshops on teleworking to promote the numerous business and employment opportunities it presents
  • improving the website and other digital communications for Cooloola Coastcare to strengthen engagement and streamline the provision of data to government agencies
  • identifying and securing funding opportunities for digital activities and citizen science.

Lindy is nominated by: Gympie Regional Council