STEM Career Pathways

STELR: Bringing STEM to life in schools

Engaging school students with science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM

ATSE’s program — STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) — works by tapping into the high level of concern that most students have about global warming, climate change and sustainability.

STELR modules for students from Year 5 to Year 10 include equipment, curriculum resources for classrooms, and teacher support. Teachers can access professional learning sessions as well as online and telephone support. Students learn about heat transfer by convection, conduction, and radiation together with the thermal properties of matter by building a miniature sustainable house. In other modules, they can build wind turbines or solar installations while learning about electric circuits and the transfer and transformation of energy.

The project was established by Dr Alan Finkel AC FAA FTSE FAHMS, former ATSE President and former Chief Scientist of Australia. STELR is currently running in more than 850 schools in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with more than 100,000 students and 1500 teachers involved each year.

She your future STEM webinars


Shape Your Future webinars

STEM career journeys with Australia’s rising stars. Join us as we give students across Australia the chance to interact with the country’s brightest minds who are shaping the future through STEM. The series will showcase the diverse and dynamic journey’s  that these inspiring individuals have taken in their career journeys.

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Hands-on STEM equipment

STELR is designed to be taught within the curriculum so that ALL students participate, not just selected students. STELR incorporates inquiry learning that engages and challenges students. STELR modules include equipment, curriculum resources for teachers and students and teacher support. Teacher professional learning sessions are provided as well as on-line and telephone support.

STELR equipment


STELR STEM equipment kits

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Sign up to keep up to date with STELR news and new developments in STELR topics such as renewable energy, sustainable housing and STEM careers. Newsletters are sent at least once per term.

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