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Issue 5: April 2023

From the Editor

Welcome to the second edition of the Education & Outreach newsletter for 2023. 

After a very busy start to the year, Term 2 brings with it a new series of program news and stories, events, and opportunities for students to gain unique science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) experiences.

You might have seen the news recently about the notable and shortlisted titles for the CBCA Awards (Children’s Book Council of Australia). We wanted to congratulate all the CSIRO Publishing authors, illustrators and publishers who made the list! We've got a CBCA Book of the Year Showcase page celebrating our titles; go have a look and you might find a new favourite.

Finally - we want to hear from you. Education & Outreach are reviewing our digital user experience to improve how our programs engage with students, teachers, parents, and STEM experts. Read on to learn how to contribute your feedback via a short survey.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of CSIRO Education & Outreach.

Program news

Get in while you can: STEM Together Future Shapers nominations close on 2 May

If you could design an experience to take your interest in STEM further, what would you do? This is the amazing opportunity we're giving 30x Year 5-10 students and their supporters to help build their confidence, capability and connection with STEM. STEM Together Future Shapers prioritises opportunities for students that identify as either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; or female; or from schools in regional or lower opportunity areas. Get your nomination for a student or supporter in by 11:59pm on Tuesday, 2 May. Self-nominations are welcome. STEM Together is powered by CSIRO and the BHP Foundation.

Don't miss out

Congratulations cloud enthusiasts!

GLOBE satellite matches reaches 1 million

Since the GLOBE database began satellite matching citizen science cloud data in 2017, the project has received over 1 million cloud observations!

Tree height data collected using the GLOBE Observer app is providing another stream of valuable environmental data, some of which is being compared to satellite data collected by NASA's ICESat-2 satellite.

Information on the GLOBE Observer and GLOBE program can be found via the website, including details of the GLOBE Webinar - World Environment Day, 1 June.

CSIRO Education & Outreach survey

We want to hear from you!

CSIRO Education & Outreach are embarking on a project that aims to re-design the way in which CSIRO engages with students, teachers, parents and STEM experts through its education programs. We want to create a more compelling and inclusive digital experience that engages with industry, learners and educators and creates positive outcomes for everyone. We believe your input is crucial for the success of this and would love to consult with you throughout the process. If you would like to participate, please complete this short survey. It should only take 10 minutes.

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Recent stories from Education & Outreach

The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy aims for the stars!

The Academy strives to create a diverse range of STEM opportunities for the young women in the program and recently met with NASA’s Deputy Administrator and retired Astronaut, Pamela Melroy, as well as two female Indigenous STEM professionals. The group gathered in a traditional yarning circle on the lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people to hear about Pamela's career story. STEM experiences like these encourage young women to aim for the stars and reminds them that nothing is out of reach.

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