STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance), a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), has joined the Day of STEM as a strategic partner.
The primary goal of the STELR program is to increase the number of students enrolling in the STEM fields at the upper secondary level by making curriculum relevant to subjects that interest students, including global climate change.
STELR programs are currently running in more than 500 schools in Australia and New Zealand, with 45,000 students and 1,500 teachers involved annually. STELR makes STEM easy to learn and fun to teach through its hands-on inquiry-based approach.
“Showing students what is involved in STEM careers and the study pathways to these careers is a powerful way to inspire students to study the necessary subjects in the senior years of secondary schooling.” Peter Pentland, Executive Manager, ATSE Education Program
The Day of STEM is designed to raise the national IQ for STEM careers, inspiring the next generation of Australian STEM professionals through an interactive, online awareness platform led by the nation’s leading industry mentors.
For more information and to pre-register for Australia’s Day of STEM, please visit www.dayofstem.com.au and follow us on Twitter @DayofSTEM #DayofSTEM.