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12 Oct 2016: STEM Seminar @ Victoria University, Footscray

Victoria University is proud to host a seminar series to promote the National Innovation and Science Agenda.  We consider specific challenges for ‘Inspiring Australians to participate in STEM’.

Seminar 1

Presenter: Professor Julian Williams, University of Manchester, UK

Date: Wednesday 12 October, 2016
Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Where: MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray

More information/register for this seminar here.


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28-30 September 2016 – Australian Conference of Science and Mathematics Education ACSME 2016 @ The University of Queensland & 30 September 2016 Discipline Day @ The University of Queensland.

The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference) is an opportunity for tertiary science and mathematics educators to share ideas and keep up to date. This conference will encompass biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, information technology, learning and cognitive sciences, mathematics and statistics, molecular and microbial sciences, physics and psychology as well as the various fields of the applied sciences. 

Theme: ‘The 21st Century Science and Maths Graduate: What is the place of our STEM graduates in the world? How do we prepare them?’

When: Conference 28-29September 2016
Discipline Workshop Day 30 September 2016

Where: Sir Llew Edwards Building (building 14), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Registration and further conference information here.
Registration closes 5 August @ 5pm (early bird)

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2-3 June 2016 – STEMS: Putting Statistics back into STEM in the Data Age

The Statistics Education Section of the Statistical Society of Australia has created a two day workshop and colloquium hosted at the University of Technology in Sydney on the 2 and 3 of June. The idea of the workshop and colloquium is to discuss the needs and actions surrounding the future of Statistics, and provide an opportunity for discussion about the required future direction of Statistics Education in Australia, and it is aimed at primary-secondary-tertiary educators, government and industry leaders and all interested parties.

When: 2-3 June 2016

Where: University Of Technology, Sydney

The workshop is free for secondary and primary school educators, although you are still required to register. Registration information here.

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7-9 August 2016 ACER Research Conference- Improving STEM Learning. What will it take? Brisbane

ACER’s (Australian Council for Education Research) Research Conference 2016 will be centred around the importance of STEM learning in schools. Australian students decline in science and mathematics, as well as the decline in STEM study in high school, the shortage of highly qualified STEM teachers and curriculum challenges and other relevant topics will also be explored throughout.

This conference aims to promote STEM learning in schools and how to spark interest within students when it comes to STEM learning. Registration is now open. Overview, program and registration information here.

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2-3 June 2016- National Colloquium Sydney

The National Colloquium is holding a two day  STEM workshop in Sydney from the 2-3 of June 2016 for primary, secondary and tertiary educators, government and industry leaders and all other interested parties. The event will inform and engage primary education, secondary education, tertiary education, government and industry leaders and all interested parties about the need to re-imagine Statistics curricula for K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in data-dependent disciplines to create the next generation of Statistics and Data Science graduates, and initiate and commence an action plan.

Date: 2-3 of June, 2016

Where: University of Technology, Sydney


Registration information and program here.


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Guest Lecture at UniMelb- Mentoring first-year female students in STEM degrees

We are very pleased to be hosting a guest lecture by Jackie Reid, Lecturer in Statistics and First Year Learning and Teaching Coordinator (Science and Technology), at the University of New England.melb uni maths bld tree

Balancing the Equation: A mentoring program for first-year female students enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Thursday 27th August, 3-345 pm

Location: Richard Berry-M01 (Russell Love Theatre), School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Further details. RSVP to joann.cattlin@unimelb.edu.au

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