Additional keynote speakers announced for STEM 2021 On Demand!
16 Mar 2021
It’s not long now until we launch STEM 2021 On Demand which is shaping up to be an unbelievable showcase of the wonderful world of STEM...
19 April-31 December
A unique, online, on demand event bringing Australian educators and STEM professionals TED-style talks from world-renowned experts on creativity, innovation and STEM. The best part? It’s FREE! | Launching Monday 19 April 2021 The on demand content will include keynote presentations, workshops, live Q&A sessions, a virtual expo and a whole lot more! This event is ideal for teachers, students, parents, professionals and STEM enthusiasts alike. Join the discussion and be inspired. Registrations are now open! Register now for FREE and be the first to know as new presenters are added to the lineup, sponsors’ offers and more.
Save the Date: Tuesday 4 May 2021 Inspire your Years 8 - 11 students to consider careers in STEM! Commonwealth Bank will host Girls in Tech, an event focused on inspiring, educating and empowering female high school students to consider careers in innovation and technology. Your school is invited to join the Virtual Girls in Tech Event. The virtual experience will include keynote presentations and interviews with professionals and companies in the technology and innovation industry. The event aims to help students understand what STEM careers might look like, learn about current and future technology developments and the sorts of jobs being developed in this space. The virtual event will run for a maximum of two hours with a break after the keynote session. An invitation with event information and registration details will be issued shortly, however, we ask you to save the date in the school calendar now. If your school is unable to participate, please respond to this email and we will remove your school from the invitation list. We are excited to be bringing this event back to life after its cancellation last year due to COVID-19 and we look forward to hearing from you. Watch the 2019 Girls in Tech video below.
The SISP Program will take a lead role in the COSPAR-K program which will coincide with an international scientific assembly, COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and is the dedicated STEM Park hence the name COS(+)PAR-K was born. COSPAR-K will feature two hero zones: our Awesome Activities Arena and Spectacular Speakers Schedule. SISP-led events will include a plants in space showcase, model bottle rocket designing and testing, mars rover robotics simulations and a mars rover challenge. The SISP team will look to involve STEM students across NSW who are currently working on robotics programs at school through the iSTEM curriculum to showcase at this event. “I am so proud of the SISP team who have worked over the years to position our program among the world’s best in delivering engaging and exciting STEM education in schools. To have the COSPAR take notice and ask SISP to contribute to the COSPAR-K space science event in such a way is a real honour,” said Dr Sleap. “I’m particularly happy that the COSPAR organisers have asked the Department of Education to take the lead in providing equitable access to all students via the COSPAR-K TV Channel. “COSPAR-K TV will live-stream numerous events and videos and host interactive Q&A and interview sessions across the full program. “This is a great opportunity for SISP to provide our rural, regional and remote students with the same rare and exciting experience to not only access but also participate in content that would normally be available only to students who could attend in person. COSPAR-K will be a real equaliser in space science and discovery,” Dr Sleap said. Professor Boyce emphasised the importance of these conferences to pitch a future in STEM to the next generation of STEM leaders and researchers. “With the world’s leading space researchers and industries coming to Australia in January 2021, a once-in-a-generation opportunity exists to spark the next talent pool of STEM graduates,” he said. “We are making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's advanced manufacturing economy. We see this as one of the lasting legacies of COSPAR 2021. “I’m therefore inviting teachers, students and the public to engage in a conversation about space to drive innovation for generational change. We want you to be part of building Australia’s future prosperity. Come and join us at COSPAR-K,” Professor Boyce said. The COSPAR and SISP teams have enjoyed collaborating and planning for this exciting space science adventure for Australian students. Both Professor Boyce and Dr Sleap are looking forward to sharing further information on the activities and opportunities as they are confirmed.
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