Western STELR – the brainchild of ATSE Fellow, Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney University (WSU), a long-time supporter of STELR – launched on 20 February 2018 in Paramatta.
The program is a partnership between WSU, ATSE and their NSW Division Committee, the NSW Department of Education and supported by the Institute of Education, University College London.
WSU is supporting 10 secondary schools in Western Sydney to participate in the STELR program. This takes the number of NSW schools using at least one STELR equipment pack and associated curriculum materials to over 200. The schools who were supported include: Ashcroft HS, Arthur Phillip HS, Blacktown Boys HS, Doonside Technology HS, Erskine Park HS, Fairvale HS, James Meehan HS, Leumeah HS, Mount Annan HS and Paramatta HS.
WSU will also use STELR kits and curriculum packages in training their Master of Teaching (STEM) and Master of Teaching (secondary science) students.