Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

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It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years.

Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week.

Campbelltown has committed to supporting this new State Government initiative from the start and will partner with the CSIRO in a three-year agreement to deliver Generation STEM to local high schools.

Eight Campbelltown schools have already signed up to participate in the first year: Ingleburn, Macquarie Fields, Robert Townson, Sarah Redfern, Thomas Reddall high schools and Macarthur Adventist, St Patrick’s and Mount Carmel Catholic colleges.

The Campbelltown students will have exposure to local STEM professionals and study pathways to potentially pursue careers in high-tech areas including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, construction, defence and medical technology.

Smart move: Campbelltown Councillor Masood Chowdhury, NSW Skills and Tertiary Education Minister Geoff Lee (right) and Robert Townson High School students Salma El-Omar, Carryn Alexander and Showeta Singh at the launch of Generation STEM in Yennora last week.

Generation STEM is one of the first initiatives for the Western Parkland City, which takes in eight council areas, includes Campbelltown.

Council staff and industry leaders have already come together to identify some of the biggest local STEM challenges the Campbelltown community faces in the future.

Through this program, Campbelltown students will be given the chance to use their STEM problem solving and analytical skills to solve these community problems and make a real difference.

“We  recognise the importance of empowering and assisting the  next generation to become a STEM capable workforce so our young people and our community can benefit from the local job opportunities, economic growth and prosperity this investment will bring to Campbelltown,’’ says Mayor George Brticevic.

“There will be huge opportunities for our local students to gain STEM employment locally and we are teaming up with industry, research and education sectors to open avenues for our young people and link them to these pathways,’’ Cr Brticevic said.

“Campbelltown is uniquely positioned close to the Western Sydney Airport, Aerotropolis and Sydney Science Park and we will also be supporting these new and existing local industries by ensuring that our young people have the STEM skills sets these industries will need,’’ he said.

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  1. Huge STEM Event with seven NASA/JPL Scientists on 21 July 2019, ‘Apollo 11 to STEM and the Next Giant Leap’. Presented by Macarthur Astronomical Society and One Giant Leap Australia
    Venue: Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus, Building 30, Goldsmith Ave
    08:15 Registration – Ticketing pre-event, $20.00 adult; $40.00 Family (2 adults +2 children); $10.00 child under 18 years.
    09:00 Welcome and Introduction of our NASA/JPL Scientists (MAS & OGLA)
    09:15 “ Explore Moon or Mars?” discussion, Q & A
    10:30 Coffee/tea break – Ingleburn Lions Club on site
    11:00 NASA and Honeysuckle Creek short films
    11:30 The Dish (licence from Village Roadshow)
    13:15 Break for Lunch – Ingleburn Lions Club will be available with drinks & BBQ for purchase.
    14:00 Short Film “Background to the TV Broadcast: How the world saw the Moonwalk” (Courtesy Colin Mackellar Twin streams of STEM talks, Q & A by our Guests
    Main Theatre Small Theatre 14.10 Todd Barber Tom Nolan 14:50 Christine Fuller Rachel Zimmerman Brachman 15:30 Shannon McConnell Michael Malaska 16:10 Deb Brice
    16:50 Conclusion

    Contact us or

    Tony Law


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