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Generation STEM

Generation STEM is a 10-year initiative to attract, support, train, and retain NSW students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Managed by CSIRO, the program is made possible by the NSW Government’s $25 million endowment to the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).

Generation STEM highlights the different pathways students can take to create their dream STEM careers. It also helps students get a head start by developing the skills that employers want and by encouraging curiosity, initiative and critical thinking.

CSIRO is working with community, industry and the education sector to develop and deliver programs that have impact, with a clear focus on achieving measurable results.

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[Music plays and a split circle appears and photographs of various CSIRO activities are shown in either side and then the circle morphs into the CSIRO logo]

 

[Image changes to show Narelle Archer talking to the camera, and text appears: Narelle Archer, Principal, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra]

 

Narelle Archer: We have loved being a part of the CSIRO STEM Community Partnership Programme.

 

[Image changes to show a rear and then facing view of two female students walking in a classroom, and then the image changes to show a rear view of a female student working on a computer]

 

It’s brought excitement to the staff.

 

[Images move through of a close view of a 3D printer in operation, and then the image changes to show a close view of the drawing the machine is working on]

 

They’ve been able to really think outside the square and have a bit of fun.

 

[Image changes to show Lauren Klein talking to the camera, and text appears: Lauren Klein, Leader – Instructional Specialist, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra]

 

Lauren Klein: Our students have such curiosity and such creativity and this has allowed them to shine.

 

[Image changes to show students working on a 3D printer, and then the image changes to show two of the female students in conversation]

 

I’ve loved watching them create solutions to problems.

 

[Images move through of a rear, facing and then side view of Calvin walking near school buildings, and then the image changes to show Calvin talking to the camera and Wilson listening, and text appears: Calvin, Student John Edmondson High School, Wilson, Student John Edmondson High School]

 

Calvin: STEM for me is helping our community be more sustainable and understanding that STEM is really vital in everyone’s lives.

 

[Images move through of Calvin working on a computer, and the camera zooms in on the computer screen]

 

We just can find solutions everywhere. We just have to look.

 

[Images move through to show a male student working on a computer, and then the image changes to show Nikie talking to the camera on the left and Shafeeya listening on the right, and text appears: Nikie, Student, Sarah Redfern High School, Shafeeya, Student, Sarah Redfern High School]

 

Nikie: It’s so exciting to live in a STEM and a technologically driven world, especially as young people today where we interact with it everyday but we don’t really know the real mechanics behind it and how it works.

 

[Images move through of a large screen mounted on a wall, and then camera zooms in on the screen showing a building type project on the screen]

 

So, it was really exciting to have that opportunity and it was thrilling to experience that.

 

[Images move through of a group of students in conversation with a mentor, and the camera zooms in on the students, and then the image changes to show two male students walking towards the camera]

 

See, I think the most exciting thing about the project overall is that we were able to collaborate with not only our classmates but also talk to many of the people outside our usual social circle.

 

[Camera zooms in on the male students’ faces, and then the camera zooms out to show the two male students posing for a photo, and then the image changes to show a close view of a 3D printer]

 

You know, it was great gathering all perspectives and also incorporating our own to create a very innovative and accommodating solution for everybody.

 

[Images move through to show a female student watching a 3D printer at work, a close view of the printer in operation, and then Lauren Klein talking to the camera]

 

Lauren Klein: Having a connection with industry it means that they see it as real and they see it as a possibility for their future.

 

[Image changes to show Christopher Guthrie talking to the camera, and text appears: Christopher Guthrie, Coordinator Business Development, Liverpool City Council]

 

Christopher Guthrie: It provides students with the opportunity to talk directly with businesses, be mentored by businesses.

 

[Images move through to show two female students working with a robotic model vehicle, and the camera zooms in on the vehicle]

 

We’re really paving the way to future generations with this programme.

 

[Image changes to show Charles Elbayeh talking to the camera, and text appears: Charles Elbayeh, National Product Manger Equipment, Lincoln Electric]

 

Charles Elbayeh: Being a mentor, I really hope that I can give the students a really good understanding of industry.

 

[Images move through of a female student operating a controller, a close vehicle of the robotic vehicle she is operating, and the two female students laughing together as they watch the vehicle]

 

It allows the students to become more engaged in schools and solve problems that are actually relevant to our community.

 

[Images move through of a male student working on a computer with a building programme, a large screen mounted on the wall, and the student working at the computer]

 

Nikie: I think after leaving this project this has really help me ease into the world of STEM.

 

[Image changes to show Nikie talking to the camera while Shafeeyah listens]

 

So, it’s definitely something that I’ll consider in the future.

 

[Image changes to show Joanne on the left talking to the camera and Lily listening on the right, and text appears: Joanne, Student, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra, Lily, Student, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra]

 

Joanne: I would love to consider a career in STEM because

 

[Images move through of a student drawing a diagram, the student smiling as she looks down, and an actual model next to a drawing of the model]

 

I would love to be part of the future generation that contributes a lot to science.

 

[Image changes to show Calvin talking to the camera while Wilson listens on the right]

 

Calvin: STEM is the most vital thing you could ever have.

 

[Images move through of students looking at a building programme on a computer screen and pointing to the screen]

 

With an understanding of STEM the future is limitless.

 

[Images move through to show Lauren talking to the camera, a building programme on the computer screen, two students looking at the screen, and a group of students working together at a table]

 

Lauren Klein: STEM is real and it shows them that science and maths, engineering and technology don’t stand alone.

 

[Image changes to show Charles talking to the camera, and then the image changes to show a student writing in a workbook]

 

Charles Elbayeh: Without the next generation of scientists and engineers we’re not going to grow.

 

[Images move through of close view of the student at work]

 

So, it’s so important that we teach and inspire the next generation.

 

[Image changes to show Cr Margaret Chivers talking to the camera, and text appears: Cr Margaret Chivers, Councillor Campbelltown City Council]

 

Cr. Margaret Chivers: The STEM Community Partnership Programme is exciting.

 

[Images move through of Margaret talking to students while a hydrogen fuel cell buss model moves around a track, a close view of the students listening, and a close view of Margaret talking]

 

It embodies hope and it’s hope for our future

 

[Images move through of Margaret talking to the students, two female students working at a table, and a close view of a 3D printer in operation]

 

and when you talk to the, to the students who have taken part in this STEM project they are truly excited about the future and so that, that really excites me.

 

[Images move through of two female students looking at a 3D printed model, a male student demonstrating to Margaret and other students, and Shafeeyah talking while the other students listen]

 

What I loved about it were there were, it wasn’t gender heavy.

 

[Images move through of Nikie talking while the other students and Margaret listen]

 

There were boys and there were girls and they, and there was no difference to their passion.

 

[Image changes to show a group of students walking towards the camera, and then the image changes to show Margaret talking to the camera]

 

They were concerned about their home. I, I just think our future is in very, very safe and capable hands.

 

[Music plays and the image changes to show a white screen, and the NSW Government and the SIEF logos and text appears: Generation STEM is managed by CSIRO and made possible by an endowment from the NSW Government to the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)]

 

[Image changes to show new text: www.csiro.au/generationstem]

 

[Image changes to show the CSIRO logo and text appears: CSIRO, Australia’s innovation catalyst]

 

 

 

 

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