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10 years ago, Chief Scientist of Australia and former ATSE President Dr Alan Finkel spearheaded STELR – an ATSE initiative bringing relevant applications of STEM to secondary schools. He reflects on a decade of STELR’s pioneering success. ...

Wednesday 4 April is Global Day of the Engineer, being hosted by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation). Their website includes heaps of resources to help engage students in activities that help explain the work of engineers. ...

The band, OK Go have their own education website called OK GO Sandbox, where they explain how they made the videos that accompany three songs: The One Moment This Too Shall Pass Needing/Getting In particular the video accompanying This Too Shall Pass features a Rube Goldberg Machine giving great examples of energy transfers and transformations. ...

Applications now open for 2019 The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields. ...

An opportunity for schools in Newcastle, southern Western Australia and Queensland wishing to apply for funding for STELR equipment. ...

M. Jamaluddin Jamal has written a small book about the STELR program after attending the STELR 5-day training workshop held last November in Bandung, Indonesia on behalf of the South East Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)....

Today, Sydney markets announced that they have switched on Australia’s largest rooftop solar installation. Autonomous Energy recently completed construction of a solar panel array covering a carpark and this, combined with existing rooftop solar panels, brings their total number of solar panels to 8600. ...

We are celebrating International Women's Day (March 8) by releasing a sneak preview compilation from our videos of inspiring female scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. ...