Keogh kicks off Science week with Forest Crescent Primary School
Matt Keogh has today taken part in Forest Crescent Primary School’s launch of National Science week.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the fantastic career opportunities these subjects offer will be front and centre next week 13 -17 August in more than 350 schools across the country including Forest Crescent.
The 2018 STEM in Schools event, run by the CSIRO, forms part of National Science Week and aims to make STEM careers more visible and relatable by inviting STEM Professionals into the classroom to share their work and their stories.
Matt shared with the students his experiences working in IT in his life before the law and politics and his admiration for those working in STEM careers today.
“Who would have thought 20 years ago we’d be walking around with a calculator, map, camera, telephone and internet all encapsulated in one device that fits in the palm of your hand.”
“STEM careers are evolving so rapidly who knows what they will even look like by the time these Year 3 students reach adulthood. It’s such an exciting time in scientific and technological history.”
Under the expert eye of Forest Crescent’s Year 3 teacher Deb Micallef, pioneer of the Girls Science Club, students will have the opportunity to participate in activities designed to showcase the importance of STEM, breakdown stereotypes and demonstrate the diverse and rewarding career journeys that come from pursuing STEM subjects.
As the nature of work changes, it is more important than ever that students participate and engage in STEM subjects in Australia and that STEM professionals unite to engage students.