Encouraging school students to study STEM ( Science Technology Engineering and Maths )  subjects and showing them some of the great careers that can be built on science, engineering, maths and technology is a strong focus at Blackburn. Developing an interest STEM subjects at secondary level will ensure students are well prepared for their careers in this increasingly competitive world.

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning program based on real-world problems.

Professional development in  creating an exciting STEM program will be enhanced with a Seminar to be held at Blackburn for teachers.

Teachers will learn from some of the most talented and experienced STEM professionals in Australia and overseas.

The presenters are:


Daniela Schmeinck (Professor, University of Cologne)

Joanna Alexander (Principal, Blackburn High School)

Bec Cooper (Lecturer, Monash University)

Pen Kalogeropoulos (Lecturer, Monash University)

Gill Kidman (Associate Professor, Monash University)

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