The University of Newcastle’s innovative Science and Engineering Challenge has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s office to run events and give regional schools access to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. The Science and Engineering Challenge runs a range of STEM outreach events right around Australia. The largest of these is a national competition for year 9-10 students, with over 18,000 people taking part
Just three days out from the WA State Election three of WA’s most successful politicians will discuss WA female firsts as part of ECU’s International Women’s Day celebrations. They’ll join ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman to discuss their experiences as successful leaders and how times have changed since the University’s namesake made history as Australia’s first female MP. The panel includes: The Hon. Professor Carmen Lawrence, Australia’s first female Premier.
On 7th August nearby primary schools gathered for a day of combined training. The 10 schools who participated selected 4 senior students to attend the program, focused on taking practical leadership action. Sessions included ‘Finding a Leadership Focus’, ‘Gaining Participation From Others’ and ‘Developing Pride’.
Without the lower part of his body, John delivers an amazing story of overcoming adversity. This year Halogen celebrates 20 years of the National Young Leaders Day, and John has been one of the most talked about speakers since he last inspired students at this event. John has shared his story with over 6 million people around the world. To view a Channel 9 Inside Story feature on John go