Australia’s outgoing Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, has recently released an Index for Australia’s future innovators. The index is a list of over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs provided by industry, universities, government and communities. It includes in-class, after school, holiday, residential and online activities, catering to a wide range of students.
In September last year, Professor Chubb released his recommendations for a strategic approach to science and its related fields. “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future” outlines what we need to do to build a stronger, more competitive Australia,” Professor Chubb said at Parliament House.
STEM: Australia’s Future focuses on:
- Building competitiveness
- Supporting high quality education and training
- Maximising research potential
- Strengthening international engagement
“We are the only OECD country without a science or technology strategy. Other countries have realised that such an approach is essential to remaining competitive in a world reliant on science and science-trained people,” Professor Chubb said.
Hear the ABC radio interview with Fran Kelly “Professor Ian Chubb steps down as Australia’s chief scientist”.