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About STEM Together Future Shapers

Future Shapers is a recognition program that gives young people in Years 5-10, and their supporters, greater access to STEM opportunities.


We support Future Shapers to build capability, confidence, and connection with STEM and build 21st Century skills.

They can access a tailored support program of events, experiences, and resources to help them explore more with STEM.  

There are two categories: Young Future Shapers and Adult Future Shapers. 

We prioritise opportunities for young people that identify as being from at least one of the following groups: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student; girls; those from schools in regional areas; or from schools in lower opportunity areas. 


[Music plays as a group of young people wearing lab coats walk down a hallway towards the camera.]

Narrator: “What are our Young Future Shapers into?


[Image changes to a girl facing the camera with cartoons drawings of a brain, a conical flask and a lizard near her head]

Future Shaper 1: I like to learn new things.


[Image changes to a boy facing the camera while a cartoon drawing of a bulldozer assembling itself and driving offscreen is shown near his head]

Future Shaper 2: Engineering and building things is my go to in STEM.


[Image changes to another girl with a cartoon rendering of an astronaut helmet on her head. Cartoon planets are in front and behind her]

Future Shaper 3: I also like knowing the fact that there’s always more space to discover.


[Image changes to another girl next to a cartoon tree that seems to glow with bioluminescence].

Future Shaper 4: Genetically modified organisms. I find them fascinating.


[The girl disappears and the words “explore more” appear. The video changes to a fully animated style]

Narrator: Tons of ideas. One goal. Explore more.


[The image changes. A cartoon girl with a jetpack flies off screen]

Narrator: Future Shapers gives young people greater access to STEM opportunities.


[The image changes. Cartoon hands meet in a circle, while the words “confidence, capability, connection” float nearby]

Narrator: They’ll build confidence, capability, and connection with STEM, and learn skills for life.  They can also


[The image changes. Three cartoon characters open a door that says “STEM camp” light and glitter shine from inside the door]

Narrator: Meet people like them at a STEM camp


[The image changes. A cartoon character drives a small bulldozer robot, while two more characters look on]

Narrator: Go on a local learning adventure


[The image changes. A cartoon student opens a box with ribbon. A microscope, snorkel and fins fly out of the box]

Narrator: “Or design a custom prize pack”


[The image changes. The website address appears, followed by the CSIRO and BHP Foundation logos.]
Narrator: Nominate a young person in years 5-10 today at

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