Chaired by Ms Lauren Stephenson, Director, Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist on behalf of Dr Geoff Garrett AO Queensland’s Chief Scientist and Dr Geoff Edwards President, Royal Society of Queensland.

The Royal Society of Queensland is keen to promote high quality education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  In this quest, we have formed a collaboration with the Queensland Chief Scientist and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (Queensland Division). We invited those identified as Queensland-based project leaders and some other opinion leaders to join in a non-political workshop to present the findings of their own STEM activity or experience; and to discuss the implications for STEM education generally in Queensland.

We have been delighted to have the support of Education Queensland and the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.

The event was conceived after reviewing a mapping exercise conducted by the Office of Queensland’s Chief Scientist and then considering how the experience of the project leaders might be captured and disseminated. The website of the Office of Chief Scientist references a wide range of STEM activities and resources, including the list of mapped projects.

Here is a compilation of two-page summaries submitted by attendees; and here is a compilation of powerpoint presentations delivered on the day.  The minutes and list of action items is also now available.