From virtual reality to motorized bike races, students and teachers from public schools across Western Australia will showcase the fun ways to learn science, technology, engineering and math.
The schools are part of the STEM Enterprise Schools program and will showcase their work in this year’s resource technology showcase.
More than 85 public schools will share what they have learned in areas such as robotics, virtual reality and the fight against climate change with students who will showcase their work during the two days of the event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Center.
Deputy Director General of the Department of Education Jim Bell said STEM education was preparing children for a constantly changing future.
“STEM education is a very rich area where students develop creativity, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills. All of these are essential skills to ensure that our young people are prepared for the work of the future, even those we do not yet know, ”said Bell.
In May 2019, the Western Australian government launched the STEM skills strategy aimed at building a competitive and innovative global workforce in Western Australia.
The STEM Enterprise Showcase 2021 is a component of the STEM Enterprise Schools program, which is offered in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Department of Employment, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
“The STEM Enterprise Schools program runs in 136 public schools and focuses on building the capacity of WA teachers to provide contemporary and meaningful educational experiences to their students,” Bell said.
Student presentations will be played live each day, allowing other public schools to tune in and see how students share their experiences and entrepreneurial ideas gained with the program.