NEW ADVISORY GROUP ON STEM EDUCATION AND SKILLS

28 October 2013

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb has appointed a group to advise on strategies and priorities regarding STEM education, skills in the workplace and literacy for the community.

The STEM Industry and Education Advisory Group offers a range of perspectives from academia, education, industry and research.

Members are:

Chair: Professor Ian Chubb AC – Australia’s Chief Scientist

Dr Alan Finkel AM, Chancellor – Monash University, President, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and CEO, Stile Education

Dr Terry Lyons – Science Education, University of New England

Hon Dr Brendan Nelson – Director, Australian War Memorial

Alan Noble – Head Engineer, Google Australia and New Zealand

Dr Roslyn Prinsley – National Adviser, Science and Mathematics Industry and Education, Office of the Chief Scientist

Robert Randall – CEO, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Dr Deborah Rathjen – CEO and Managing Director, Bionomics

Professor Brian Schmidt AC – Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and astrophysicist, Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, The Australian National University

Anita Trenwith – Science teacher, Salisbury School, Adelaide, winner of 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

The group’s terms of reference are available here.

Media enquiries: Mick Bunworth 02 6102 8179 or 0410 029 407 or Alexis Cooper (02) 6213 6723 Mick.Bunworth@chiefscientist.gov.au or Alexis.Cooper@chiefscientist.gov.au.

The terms of reference for the STEM Industry and Education Advisory Group can be downloaded here.

A pdf of this media release can be downloaded here.