Author: STELR

Students at STELR school, South Oakleigh College (SOC) in Victoria celebrated National Science Week early with a visit from ATSE Clunies Ross Award winner Dr Jim Aylward last week. Jim won the Clunies Ross Innovation Award for the discovery of a novel skin cancer treatment, Picato. Jim chose SOC for his presentation as it was his old school (of sorts)....

Yesterday Churchill Fellow, Elaine Manton, the STEM Coordinator at Loreto Grammar School in the UK, visited the ATSE office to meet with Maggie Evans-Galea and Pennie Stoyles. Elaine received the Churchill Fellowship to travel to Australia and the USA to study programs relating to Engaging Girls in STEM Careers. Loreto Grammar is a select-entry girls' school near Manchester. She and her...

ABC iView has published the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship videos that we produced earlier this year for National Science Week. The videos are now available to a wider audience until 12 September.  https://iview.abc.net.au/collection/1999 They can also be viewed on the STELR website, The STELR YouTube channel and at Australia's Science Channel....

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. ...