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STEM Together is a new national 5-year program delivered by CSIRO in partnership with the BHP Foundation, which aims to increase inclusion and participation of under-represented, high-potential students in STEM. The program will focus on students in Years 5 to 10, and the people and communities who support them.

STEM Together will work in collaboration with students, educators, family, carers and local industry to build interest, confidence and capability in STEM. Pathways and programs will be co-designed within communities to unlock local opportunities and build supportive networks for student STEM engagement.

Using a participant-centred, strength-based approach, the program will provide support to students, particularly those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, students who identify as female, are from regional and remote areas, and/or students from low socio-educational advantage areas.

It will recognise and celebrate a STEM supportive community and collaboratively develop pathways for student growth.

Embedding a "try, test, learn" methodology at every level, STEM Together will celebrate curiosity, creativity and innovation, problem solving, perseverance, resourcefulness, connectedness, learning and growth. Programs, resources and recognition criteria will reflect these values, ensuring students are supported to reach their potential.

Events for educators, students and STEM supporters

We have a variety of free, online events designed for educators, students, their families and the community. These include guest speakers, Q&A sessions with CSIRO scientists, and professional learning workshops for educators.

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