The 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards held earlier this year highlighted innovative science and engineering projects. There were three categories in the competition, including: Engineering, Investigations and Innovation to Market. 26 finalists were chosen from these categories in hopes of promoting STEM’s next generation of leaders. Encouragingly, many of the participants came up with inventions and ideas looking at making the world a better place.
STEMmates recently ran our Forensic Courses as part of the 2018 School Term 3 Holiday Program. The introductory course is targeted at children from 7 years to 9 years old and the intermediate class is for children aged 9 to 11 years old.
The number of advertised job positions in Science and Technology has gone up 22 percent in the last year, driven largely by the increased emphasis on STEM skills in sectors such as mining and engineering. The mining, resources and energy, trades and services, engineering, government and defence jobs saw the biggest jumps in job offer numbers according to Seek.com.au. The current competition between engineers and IT qualified Australians is fierce. And, it is evident that we do not have enough skilled workers to fill these roles.