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Each year Ecolinc runs 2 Women in STEM programs for Year 9/10 girls, one in June and one in October.  This year more than ever it is so important that our emerging STEM leaders have the opportunity of hearing and learning from existing women in the STEM field.  Ecolinc is putting a call out for anyone who would like to...

CS in Schools is a completely free programme that helps schools build industry-relevant DigiTech pathways for students. There will be over 100,000 Australian IT jobs unfilled by 2024, and they believe that the key solution to filling those jobs is by helping schools create engaging industry relevant DigiTech education for their students and get them excited about careers in IT....

The Australian Power Institute (API) along with program partner The Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE) have developed a STEM career awareness program for Year 2 students called Day in the Life of a Seven-Year-Old. The API Day in the Life (DIL) program aims to extend the curiosity around STEM knowledge and skills through sparking awareness of how STEM careers impact the world...

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 Baxter Foundation has donated up to 10 class sets of STELR equipment to be used in remote, rural and disadvantaged schools around Australia. Class sets of Renewable Energy, Sustainable Housing, Wind Energy and Solar Car equipment are available. Teachers can express their interest in receiving the kits by filling in the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2V9CJB Expressions of interest will close on 22 November 2019....

The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will officially start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October and finish on 20 October in Adelaide with the Event Awards Ceremony. The world’s biggest solar challenge began in 1987 and is a 3,000 km endurance adventure that occurs once every two years making this year's every the 15th crossing of Australia. Teams entering the World Solar...

Clement Lu, a STEAM educator at Casey Tech School near Melbourne has designed a spacer bracket that he uses to hold the STELR lamp in place, effectively keeping the ‘sun’ locked in place at the same angle during Sustainable Housing investigations. The 3D printable brackets hold the lamp at a fixed angle. They are little spacer blocks that slide up in...

This year’s Sustainable House Day is coming up on Sunday 15th September between 10am and 4pm. Over 250 home owners open their houses to the public and talk about their own house deign. You need to register on-line at the Sustainable House Day website to obtain the house addresses near you....

STELR and the Australian Power Institute are trialing a 6-week program to introduce students in Year 2 to STEM activities and STEM careers. Called “A Day in the Life of a Seven-Year-Old”, the 6-lesson program aims to encourage curiosity in year 2 students in all schools across Australia by providing adaptable, practical and skills-based STEM related activities within their curriculum to raise awareness around future...

Whilst on a driving holiday around southern parts of Western Australia, I took the opportunity to run a STELR professional learning session in Esperance. The Esperance Anglican Community School has been requesting a session for some years, but unfortunately their remoteness has made it difficult to help up until now. Head of Science, Cheryl Bottrell hosted the session which was...