The Day of STEM is gaining significant traction in Western Australia through the efforts of the John Curtin School of the Arts (click here) in Fremantle. In particular, the school has found success in running the STEM Cup program with mathematics students. The Collingwood STEM Cup (click here) program was run with the Year 9 mathematics students in Term 4 2016 with 8 teachers and 165 students participating across the school.
According to John Curtin mathematics teacher Donna Buckley, “The Day of STEM platform is working really well in our school. The students loved it and it was easy to run. We will continue using it in the mathematics class for future years with a lesson in Term 4. We enjoyed the program because it is simple, but it also raises awareness. Our Careers Advisor is a science teacher and she is planning to incorporate the Day of STEM into the Course Advising Program. We will be course advising for Year 10’s in Term 2 2017 and are currently preparing to use the Women in STEM program in the Year 10 classes.”
John Curtin School of the Arts had the highest number of students complete the Day of STEM thus far in Western Australia. In addition to having a high participation rate for Day of STEM, John Curtin received the Governor’s School STEM Award for Leadership Excellence in a Secondary School for 2016.
In order to recognise school achievement and best practices on the platform, the Day of STEM team will be highlighting success stories from across Australia in 2017 and beyond. Please contact Renee Hoareau (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an interesting perspective or story to share with our team.
Stay tuned for more details on the 2nd annual Collingwood STEM Cup competition where students and fans from across Australia compete in a maths and stats challenge to choose player salaries for Collingwood’s 2018 team and win exciting prizes.