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In December last year we reported about students from Casula High going to a maker camp in China. They were part of a team of six young women and two teachers from STELR schools including Casula High, Cabramatta High and East Hills Girls Technical School, representing Australia. Long-time STELR sponsor Orica funded the airfares of the participants. STELR champion Ken Silburn from...

Elon Musk’s battery installation in South Australia reacted within milliseconds when the Loy Yang coal-fired power station went off-line unexpectedly in December. The Tesla battery was able to deliver 100mW almost immediately, so that there was no disruption to the power supply. The Victorian Government has recently signed an agreement for 20 megawatt battery to accompany a proposed 204 megawatt wind farm near...

Graduate Women Victoria (GWV) are offering a $3500 bursary for a female student who is undertaking a Masters degree in STEM education. To be eligible the candidate must: be enrolled at a Victorian university (or a Victorian campus of the Australian Catholic University) on the 31 March this year have overcome or is overcoming a disadvantage in the pursuit of...

In December, Peter Pentland, ATSE Schools Program Executive Manager, travelled to Bontang in Indonesia to present STELR Renewable Energy equipment to four new schools in the area. The schools are close to an Orica facility, PT Kaltim Nitrate and Orica sponsored their STELR equipment. This brings the number of schools in the area with Orica sponsored STELR equipment to nine....