STEM teachers are the driving force of innovation in school curriculum delivery, ensuring today's students have the skills needed in STEM to be a digitally enabled future workforce innovating for tomorrow.
Innovative STEM education for a sustainable future was the theme for the STEM Teacher Symposium held on campus at Queensland Academies for Health Sciences on 23 September, 2022 and virtually on 29 September, 2022.
With delegates from primary and secondary schools and the tertiary education sector attending from across the state, the Symposium brought emerging technologies via interactive trade displays, breakfast panel discussion and workshops in coding, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, alleviating energy poverty through solar, drones and STEM in cattle farming, to name a few. An esteemed line up of speakers from the Australian National University, Griffith University, The University of Queensland, Central Queensland University, Energy Skills Queensland, Digital Technologies Institute and Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre featured.
Following on-campus experiences at Griffith University with the Glycomics Institute, the ADaPT Lab and the SPASE (STEM Program About Space Exploration) Lab, Professor Paolo De Souza of Griffith University's SPASE, delivered the closing keynote address.
An initiative of the STEM Project Office of the Department of Education and Training, congratulations to the organising team for the welcome return of an inspiring event to fuel the STEM passion for teachers and their students.
Our appreciation to the Year 10 STEM Mentors who gave up part of their Spring holiday break to assist delegates at the Symposium during the breakfast panel.