Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street
Ultimo, New South Wales 2007
City of Sydney Library joins forces with Inspiring Australia to investigate some cutting-edge research. In our final series for 2017, we’re looking at Australia’s deficit in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. Join us for one or all of our Curious Science series at Ultimo Library from September to November 2017.
Experts lead a talk and Q&A exploring how to prepare young Australians for the future. With STEM disciplines being key to our economic growth and social wellbeing, our STEM skills shortage has become a national priority.
Around 44% of jobs will be automated, making STEM skills invaluable alongside creative problem solving and digital literacy. The World Economic Forum estimates the majority of today’s primary school aged kids will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist and by 2020, 75% of all jobs are likely to involve STEM.
Creative science and technology learning
Learn how educators use makerspaces, maker tools and maker mindsets to engage students in STEM and how you can help get these innovative programs into schools. Also discover how to take advantage of informal learning programs in museums, online and in libraries.
Joachim is Technology Innovation Lead at the NSW Department of Education, with wide experience as a school, state and national leader. He is a passionate educator, who tests and communicates the power of STEM infused maker technologies to school students and teachers.
Working in informal science education and science outreach at various cultural institutions, here and overseas, Isabelle has produced multiple initiatives. She currently runs the Sydney Science Festival, engaging all ages in science. Beginning a PhD, she’s measuring the effectiveness of science education in improving people’s understanding of science.
This free event is suitable for an audience 16+. Bookings are recommended.
Ultimo Library is wheelchair friendly
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