Chief Scientist launches strategy to support STEM education

4 September

On 2 September 2014, the Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb AC, released a paper with measures to focus the nation’s efforts in support of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

The Chief Scientist’s paper aligns with the work already being undertaken through veski’s inspiring students (& teachers) program to increase awareness of STEM related career opportunities to students, teachers and parents.

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future outlines what we need to do to build a stronger, more competitive Australia,” Professor Chubb said at Parliament House.

“Science is infrastructure and it is critical to our future. We must align our scientific effort to the national interest; focus on areas of particular importance or need; and do it on a scale that will make a difference to Australia and a changing world,” Professor Chubb said

STEM: Australia’s Future focuses on four key areas:

  • Building competitiveness
  • Supporting high quality education and training
  • Maximising research potential
  • Strengthening international engagement 

 

Professor Chubb’s paper includes recommendations under each of these outcomes for further action.

veski will continue to increase awareness of STEM related career opportunities through the inspiring students (& teachers) program and support other STEM-related activities where appropriate.

You can read and download the paper from the Chief Scientist’s website.

 

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