Tag Archives: STEM

Showcasing Central West Schools

Students across the Central West region have been given a significant opportunity to showcase their excellence in STEM-based learning gained during 2019.

Schools have been invited to submit either existing projects they have worked on during the year, or if they feel inspired, they can submit totally new projects for consideration in the inaugural SISP STEM Awards 2019.

The Awards will provide an opportunity for the NSW Department of Education schools in the region to showcase their winning approach to learning.

The SISP STEM Awards are now open at: www.stemawards.com.au/central-west/ and CLOSE at 5pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

To read more about the Awards and the entry process click here.

The inaugural STEM Awards 2019 for regional NSW – showcase Central West schools’ winning approach to learning

Students across the Central West region have been given a significant opportunity to showcase their excellence in STEM-based learning gained during 2019. Schools have been invited to submit either existing projects they have worked on during the year, or if they feel inspired, they can submit totally new projects for consideration in the inaugural SISP STEM Awards. (more…)

SISP NRMA Future of Transport Challenge Winners

Earlier this month the awards for the SISP NRMA Future of Transport Challenge 2019 were presented to students from Mullion Creek Public School.

In partnership with NRMA, the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) challenged students to create an innovative product or service which addresses a real-world need through human-centred design thinking. The NRMA Challenge is all about investigation, collaboration and entrepreneurship to solve a local transport problem, with a focus in Orange on new transport technologies and how they can improve the delivery of local produce to customers from the Central West. (more…)

CASE Design Thinking Workshop

RDA Central West in conjunction with CASE, the Canobolas Academy of STEM Excellence held a STEM Industry Partnership Program (SISP) Design Thinking Workshop at Orange Agricultural Institute on Monday 12th November 2018.

The course facilitator and teacher was Glenn Lawrence a knowledgeable educator who loves helping students design and create. Professionally, Glenn has worked as an industrial designer in both Australia and China and has over 10 years of experience as a TAS teacher in NSW secondary schools.

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MSM Milling Incursion: Bowen Public School

MSM Milling’s Chemical Engineer, Greg Lynch and Communications Manager Genya Miller visited Bowen Public School as part of RDA Central West’s STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP).

Greg shared the MSM Milling story and the role of automation and robotics in the production and packaging of canola oil. 

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STEM learning into action

Student science and international competitions Sponsorship

The Australian Government’s is offering on-going Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions.

The program provides organisations with grants of between $1,000 to $20,000 to sponsor eligible students to participate in conferences, competitions and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related events.

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Media Release: Pilot funding for STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP)

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with RDAs Hunter and Southern Inland to pilot a program that provides students in years 5 to 8 in each region with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.

Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) Program matches schools in each region with an industry partner and technology program.

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Learn more about our SISP Pilot Program

‘Connecting Regional Youth to Regional Industries’ 

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West is collaborating with RDAs Hunter and Southern Inland to pilot a program that provides students in years 5 to 8 in each region with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.

Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the STEM Industry School Partnership Program (SISP) matches schools in each region with an industry partner and technology program.

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