SMS scnews item created by Leon Poladian at Fri 7 Aug 2015 1448
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STEM forum during Science Week

Judy Anderson (from Education) and I are panellists on this forum which is happening as
part of Sydney Science Festival during Science Week. 

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Exploring the Creativity of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Classroom 

75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge but
over the past 20 years, the numbers of secondary school students studying science,
technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to HSC level has steadily declined.  

Why do so many students choose not to purse STEM subjects? 

Far from being boring and irrelevant, STEM is at the heart of exciting discoveries that
are changing the world.  Discover the creativity and curiosity that drives scientific
enquiry, and how creative approaches to STEM teaching can inspire students to develop
stronger problem solving skills.  When more students and their mentors understand the
exciting and meaningful career options that arise from STEM studies, we’ll have begun to
tackle Australia’s emerging skills shortage.  

It’s free but RSVP at

http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/sydney-ideas-sydney-science-festival-creativity-of-science


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