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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.

Applications for Young Future Shapers are open now.

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 csiro.au/YoungFutureShapers appears, followed by the CSIRO and BHP Foundation logos.]
Narrator: Nominate a young person in years 5-10 today at csiro.au/YoungFutureShapers

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