National STEM Programme Index


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 Futureoutlines 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”.

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