The products of STEM knowledge is all around you. Whenever you turn on your phone, eat food, text your friends, or measure your heart rate you are using the products of STEM knowledge. Learning about STEM is also fun...
Fun STEM sites
Learning about STEM is also fun. Explore our solar
system at NASA, check out Science Buddies or visit Australia's national
- Ever dreamt of becoming an Astronaut? Explore our solar system at
- Do you enjoy watching fun videos to learn how things work? Then visit Australia's national science channel,
- Got any Science questions? Why not
'Ask Dr Universe'
- Are you interested in learning coding? Then check out
Competitions and events
Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Open Tuesday 20 February to Friday 3 August 2018. For students in Years 5-12
Australian STEM Video Game Challenge represents a great opportunity for
upper primary and secondary students to learn about science, technology,
engineering and maths (STEM) in a fun and challenging way.
Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School
- Saturday 7 to Saturday 14 July 2018
- For Year 11 and 12 indigenous students enrolled in mathematics and science subjects
- The University of Melbourne, Parkville
- Free, including travel to and from Melbourne, meals and accommodation
- Applications close Friday 25 May
The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School is an exciting program that will expand your perspective on engineering. Over six days you will get an insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering. You will have the opportunity to learn about the different pathways available to become an engineer and hear first-hand the inspirational stories of indigenous engineers and engineering students.
Victorian Maths Challenge
Open now, for everyone.
and solve maths challenges with family and friends. Amongst many
activities, young children can collect, count and sort objects from the
garden, balance on a see-saw and find patterns in the world around us.
School-aged children can create the ultimate paper plane, float a better
boat, strategise, optimise and post videos, pictures or stories.
Join in the fun at: Victorian Maths Challenge
Take the Challenge at: VMC Students
Mentoring and careers
If you enjoy asking questions and trying to
understand what's around you, studies in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics could open up a huge range of
fulfilling opportunities for you.
In a STEM career, you can make a
positive difference to the world by using STEM skills to contribute to
your community and beyond. You can use your STEM understanding to
communicate and gain insight into how STEM impacts on your life and the
lives of others, or STEM thinking to invent or innovate.
Mentors in schools
in2science program places volunteer university students into
mathematics and science classrooms as in-class role models (mentors),
aiming to generate enthusiasm in STEM in Year 8 and 9 students.
Jobs and workplace learning
for on-the-job training? Structured workplace learning helps school students to find work placements with
employers across Victoria.
Skills and Job Centres provide expert advice on training and employment opportunities.
When you study STEM, you open up a wide and diverse range of dynamic
and rewarding career opportunities. You could be a pioneer in a career
or industry that has not even been invented yet. For more information, see:
STEM careers and pathways
Ultimate Careers is an annual publication for high school students, teachers and
parents looking for information on career opportunities, where and what
to study and how-to advice on surviving uni.