STELR in Indonesia

STELR in Indonesia

Last month, STELR presented a 5-day training workshop in Bontang, Indonesia, entitled ‘Training on STELR-STEM: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Water Education’.

The workshop was a joint initiative of ATSE and the South-East Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)  and hosted by the SEAMEO QITEP in Science

This year there were 39 participants in total from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia (including the deputy director of STEM education), Myanmar, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

Workshop topics included Energy, Renewable Energy Resources, Water in the 21st Century, Drones, Carbon Dioxide, Solar Cars, Hydraulic Technology, Towers, Sustainable Housing, Inquiry-Based Learning and Classroom applications.

The sessions were delivered by a team from ATSE STELR, Monash University, Southern Cross University, Charles Darwin University and the Warrumbungle Environmental Education Centre

STELR STEM Training for Teachers and Education Personnel Bandung 2019 is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Generous support was also provided by Orica.

Workshop participants using STELR Sustainable Housing equipment

After the workshop, Peter Pentland travelled to Bontang to attend a celebration of 10 years of partnership between Orica and the ATSE STELR school education program.

ATSE is proud to have collaborated with Orica for 10 years to bring STELR to more than 750 schools across Australia and the world. Orica is STELR’s foundation corporate sponsor and its support has been invaluable. The event was appropriately held in Bontang where Orica has donated STELR equipment and teacher training to nine schools.

Peter read a message to the 550 students attending, from the ATSE President Hugh Bradlow and another from Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist and architect of the STELR program.

You can see a video of the event from the local news here: