FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
TAKING STEM CAREER STORIES TO THE CLASSROOM
Anne Stanley MP, Federal Member for Werriwa, will take part in an effort to increase student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by joining STEM professionals as they share their stories in classrooms across Australia today.
As the nature of work changes and will continue to change in the future, it is more important than ever that students participate in and engage with STEM subjects in Australia, and that STEM professionals unite to engage students.
“It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to join with the local students of St Francis Xavier Primary School,” said Ms Stanley.
“Australia has always led the way in scientific research.
“With the pace of technology and its direct impact on science and research, it is a very exciting time to harness the creativity and skills of our young scientists and nurture their work, ideas and energy so they have every chance of success in the future.”
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School will come alive with science as students learn more about the types of STEM careers in their own community.
Ms Stanley will join the students in the activities, underlining the national importance of STEM for Australia's future.
STEM in Schools is being facilitated by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and aims to make STEM careers more visible and relatable by inviting STEM professionals into the classroom to share their work and their stories with students.
STEM professionals from across CSIRO, Origin and the Bureau of Meteorology are taking part, and will explore the important role that scientists have in addressing global challenges.