Campbelltown City Council and the CSIRO invite you to take part in a workshop for

Generation STEM
STEM Community Partnerships Program


We would like you to be part of an important workshop to shape an exciting new initiative launching in Western Sydney.

Generation STEM is a 10 year commitment made by the NSW Government to equip the next generation with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills and experience, to meet the growing labour needs of NSW.

Major new developments in the Campbelltown region, including the Western Sydney Airport, will create a wealth of growth opportunities across all industries. To pursue these opportunities, local industry will need greater access to a STEM-skilled workforce.

Campbelltown is one of the first communities in NSW to benefit from this unique community-based approach, which means programs are tailored to meet local demand for specific STEM skills. The aim is to equip students with the relevant STEM skills to meet local labour demands and support industry growth.

We are calling on Council and local industry to help identify the community challenges students can investigate and solve with STEM.

Pricing

  • Free

Contact

Sarah McKelvie

Event date: 15Feb 2019

Friday 15 Feb 2019

Campbelltown City Council, Staff Training Centre (STC)

  • 10.00am - 12.00pm

91 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW
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More information

The STEM Community Partnerships Program (STEM CPP)

The program presents Year 9 and 10 students with local community challenges to solve and as a result highlights local STEM pathways and career opportunities. Students select a challenge to work on throughout 2019 and the best student solutions will be presented to the Campbelltown community at an end-of-year project showcase. By challenging students to engage with STEM to help solve real-world challenges they are empowered to become active members of the local community.

It is intended this program will result in:

  • Higher levels of youth engagement in solving challenges for local industry and community
  • Innovative student solutions and perspectives contributing to local industry
  • A stronger and more accessible STEM workforce for local industry

The Workshop

This program will invite students to find STEM-based solutions for challenges in the Campbelltown community. The purpose of this workshop, hosted by CSIRO and Council, is to define Campbelltown’s biggest challenges and develop inquiry questions for students to address as part of the program in 2019.

Examples of local challenges could include:

  • The Urban Heat Island effect and how this could be tackled, particularly in our vulnerable communities.
  • Preserving and protecting the city's native animal population, particularly koalas, as well as its natural environment.
  • How to best use smart technology to manage the city and its services (eg shared networks and digital sensors to monitor, track and identify changes and potential solutions; use of 3D modelling technology to better plan the city; use of geographic information system mapping).
  • How to best manage areas in Campbelltown which can be subject to flooding.
  • The health of Campbelltown locals is increasingly challenged by obesity and diabetes.

Campbelltown City Council Administration building - STC highlighted in orange

The Venue

Campbelltown City Council, Staff Training Centre (STC)
91 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW

Right: The Staff Training Centre is highlighted in orange.

RSVP

Register via the 'Register now' button by 6 February.

We need your help to create a program that builds a bigger, stronger and more diverse STEM pipeline in Campbelltown. As important members of the Campbelltown community, there is a role for you to play in building our future STEM workforce.

Workshop agenda will be circulated in early February.

For further details please contact Sarah McKelvie on 02 9325 3137
or visit www.csiro.au/generationSTEM