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The opportunities

Each year, 25 Young Future Shapers in Years 5-10 will be selected for a program to develop their skills further through a range of exciting experiences.

Each Future Shaper will be supported with an individualised success plan to develop their confidence, capability and connection with STEM.

As well as chances to attend a range of virtual events to explore new ideas through real-world STEM, Future Shapers will choose an experience or prize relating to the topic or skills they’re interested in.

This could include:

  • connecting with like-minded individuals and experts at STEM camps or events
  • choosing their own equipment or technology to keep exploring or creating
  • a local excursion or group activity involving STEM.

Who is eligible?

Students* don’t need to be the top of the class; and science and maths don’t need to be their favourite subjects… yet.

They could have a strong passion for a STEM topic, or an inkling of interest in STEM that we could help to bring out. 

We prioritise opportunities for Year 5 to 10 students* that identify as: 

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • female
  • from schools in regional areas
  • from schools in lower opportunity areas. 

We recognise students for developing their 21st Century skills, like curiosity and problem solving.

*Includes students that are in Year 5 to 10 or would be in Year 5 to 10 if they were in the school system.

Our most recent Future Shapers

The successful Future Shapers were announced in June 2023.

To find out when the next round of applications open for Young Future Shapers, register for STEM Together updates.

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