Australia needs to improve its approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to underpin its prosperity, its capacity to meet national challenges and its global competitiveness.
STELR is an inquiry-based, hands-on school STEM program designed for Years 6 to 10, but it is adaptable to other levels. STELR uses relevant themes such as sustainability and car safety. STELR is interdisciplinary and problem-based, encouraging deeper learning through real-world projects. All students benefit because STELR is taught as a part of the school curriculum.
The Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance (STELR) Project is a key education initiative designed to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education across Australia
ATSE’s STELR program has won a $250,000 grant from Government to encourage girls into STEM subjects
ATSE and Australian Power Institute (API) now have solar cars in 200 STELR schools across Australia
Australia’s STEM graduates must have deep discipline knowledge, critical thinking, creativity and leadership skills for a wide range of future career opportunities
Ongoing reform and support is needed to ensure Australia’s research training system delivers its full potential social, economic and environmental benefits to our nation
Education is the key to meeting the job market
challenges of the future – read more in Focus 196 – Science Vision is the topic
Chief scientists from around the country look to the future and highlight our opportunities
ATSE’s STELR Program – driving science and technology study and careers to secondary students – has signed up its 500th Australian school
In order for our secondary school STEM teachers to inspire students, they must have deep discipline expertise that gives them self-confidence in the classroom
The ATSE Workshop on Inspirational STEM Teaching was designed to explore factors that underpin inspirational STEM teaching at secondary school
Better collaboration across Australia’s science, research and innovation systems at all levels will boost capability and capacity for sustained science and technology-driven productivity
ATSE’s main objective for the proposed draft Strategy is for the continued successful operation of international education in higher education
This submission focusses primarily on employment issues related to engineering bachelors degree graduates; engineering trade skills are not discussed
Sustainable wealth creation now and in the future will be driven by science and technology. Improved quality and reach of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and ongoing skills development for an innovative
ATSE strongly endorses the determination of the benefits arising from university-based research
Response to the Senate Inquiry of Teaching and Learning - Maximising our Investment in Australian Schools
Australia trains substantially more scientists than engineers, and both disciplines draw from the limited pool of secondary students leaving school with adequate competencies in mathematics and science
Current research suggests that the innovative potential of a nation is not directly proportional to
its spending on R&D
An emerging skills shortage in science, engineering and technology will limit Australia’s future economic and social development and lower the opportunities for future generations of young Australians.
Technology has been changing the way people live since humankind began to differentiate themselves from other animals.
Technology is the outcome of creative thinking. It is about applying knowledge to solve everyday problems and to make the most of
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation