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First cohort of STEM Ambassadors named

Science & Technology Australia has named its 10 inaugural STEM Ambassadors, who will work to build deeper understanding by federal parliamentarians of the impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia. CEO of STA, Kylie Walker, said these women and men from 10 different federal electorates had been matched with passionate parliamentarians who expressed […]

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STEM qualified teachers will provide spark, but unis need investment to ignite Australia’s future

Science & Technology Australia welcomed the Government’s call today to improve Australian secondary students’ access to science- and maths-qualified teachers. CEO of Science & Technology Australia (STA), Ms Kylie Walker, said two decades of declines in high school maths and science results and enrolments were a significant risk to Australia’s future capability and prosperity. “Intermediate […]

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MERGA membership doubled after launch of new website

A new website has the potential to dramatically improve your member retention and renewal, something that the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) has demonstrated with their newly launched website. Science & Technology Australia encourages STEM societies, associations and organisations to consider implementing regular reviews of their online channels to ensure they are communicating […]

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Early childhood program for STEM will be building block for success

The nation’s peak body for science and technology today congratulated the government on a STEM program for pre-schoolers announced over the weekend. This strong show of support for STEM education demonstrates confident leadership and planning for Australia’s future. Science & Technology Australia President, Professor Emma Johnston, said connecting children’s natural curiosity with skills in science […]

Lab at CSIRO, Photographer : David McClenaghan on September 11 2007.

Promoting STEM is a necessity, not a fad

This piece was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald in response to comments by the NSW Education Minister. The promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is more than a fad: it is a much-needed movement to encourage a well-rounded education that is essential to Australian students. The focus on STEM, resulting from a […]

NYSF Teacher Summer School

National Youth Science Forum working to develop teachers’ ability to inspire

Registrations for the NYSF’s National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) are closing soon! This five-day professional development program is a great opportunity for secondary science teachers from across Australia to hone and develop their skills, while meeting passionate other passionate teachers like themselves. Running from 8-12 January next year, two programs will be held concurrently […]