Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) is a national education program that develops teachers' and K-12 students' STEM skills based on an inquiry approach to teaching and learning. Following the launch of the Introduction to CREST e-module, teachers can now access an Advanced CREST e-module. The new e-module is linked above and outlines the essential criteria required to achieve a Silver or Gold CREST Award.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) program is seeking sponsors and supervisors from the Victorian biomedical industry to support UROP undergraduate student interns in 2024. By hosting a student intern, supervisors invest in the next generation of biomedical researchers and the future of Australia’s biomedical workforce. Please visit the website for more information and to get in touch.
Over 970 students from 46 high schools in Queanbeyan-Palerang and Yass Valley, Western and Central Sydney, and Dubbo recently presented the solutions of their inquiry-based research projects at end-of-year showcases. As part of the STEM Community Partnerships Program, students developed solutions to challenges within their communities such as cybersecurity, biodiversity and heat stress, housing, and worker shortages. Find out more about STEM CPP via the link above.
There's still time to enrol Year 8 students into the Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy for 2024. Through the Academy, young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women can access custom STEM experiences, mentorship, brokerage, peer connections and support in a culturally safe and nurturing environment. Send the team an enquiry to find out more about this award-winning program.
If you’ve been making a list and checking it twice, check out these great stocking stuffers for science lovers! CSIRO Publishing have a book for everyone from bird nerds to botany buffs and kids who love nature. Score festive discounted prices, and for a limited time all book orders over $80 will enjoy free standard shipping within Australia and New Zealand. Place your order before 17 December online.
Some things are best explored on Country. Among them? How to bring together ancient wisdom and modern science in a powerful affirmation of culture and identity. The Deadly in Generation STEM camp offered 17 Aboriginal students from the Illawarra region learning activities ranging from astronomy and coding drones, to bush medicine, dancing, and bush regeneration.
Students aged kinder to year 6 enjoyed a virtual tour of Antarctica's Casey Station, and a question time with CSIRO's Dr Ann Stavert live from the field! Find out how a 30-minute call can have a lasting impact for students learning about STEM subjects and career possibilities. Dr Ann Stavert is partnered with teacher Lisa MacDonald through the STEM Professionals in Schools program.
As a 2023 STEM Together Future Shaper, educator Lizz Hills chose to equip schools to learn about earth science. She trekked across Australia and ignited students’ imagination and interest in science and their ability to problem solve.
CSIRO recently hosted some 80 Pilbara educators, Elders, scientists and students for The Living STEM program showcase. This inaugural event was a vibrant and culturally-rich showcase of hands-on, two-way science learning programs from schools across the west Pilbara region. The program supports remote schools and communities to connect cultural knowledge with the Australian STEM curriculum.