2020 Premier’s Reading Challenge

November 2, 2020

The 2020 Inspiring South Australia STEM challenge, encouraging students across the state to read science themed books as part of the broader Premier’s Reading Challenge, was bigger than ever this year, with over 1200 student from 21 schools participating.

National Youth Science Forum

May 16, 2020

Applications for the NYSF 2021 Year 12 Program have now opened! This 10-day science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) residential camp will provide year 12 students with an immersive, hands-on experience in various STEM subjects. Head to www.nysf.edu.au to find out more.

Free training program: online science engagement

April 21, 2020

Want to learn how to create amazing science-related events online? These online sessions will help you to learn the essentials of digital engagement, best practices in engaging community audience in science and related fields, and partnering for impact.

PM Prizes for Science 2019

October 27, 2019

Two South Australian teachers were honoured in the recent Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The prizes recognise the contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia’s scientific and commercialisation capabilities – read about the winners.

Premier’s Reading STEM Challenge

October 22, 2019

The fourth year of the Premier’s Reading Challenge STEM competition was another huge success! Check out the amazing winning entries from science-inspired school students.

2019 National Science Week school grant applications open!

March 1, 2019

Apply for a small grant up to $500 – Available to ALL Australian schools (preschools to senior secondary).
Conduct a STEM-related activity or event during National Science Week between 10-18 August, 2019.

International Science School

February 25, 2019

Don’t miss out on the Harry Messel International Science School applications! The fully-funded, two-week residential camp is for passionate science and mathematics students who are studying in year 11 or 12.

Questacon Smart Skills Teacher PD Workshops

January 2, 2019

The Questacon Smart Skills Program is touring in the South East South Australia region and northern Victoria during Term 1, 2019. In addition to presenting in-school STEM workshops for students we will also be conducting FREE STEM based, Professional Learning workshops for teachers. Registrations are currently open for workshop 1!

Maker Projects Grants for Schools

November 4, 2018

Want to set up a dedicated maker space at your school? From 12:00pm midday AEDT, Thursday 8 November 2018 you can apply for a grant of up to $5000 to support your school to build its very own maker space.

‘This is a STEM job’ – calling young creators!

October 31, 2018

Calling all 12-25 year old creatives! Can you create a piece of music 1-2 mins long? Design the surfboard of the future? Design some eco-friendly fashion? Get your entries in now for the ‘This is a STEM job’ to win an awesome one-day internship and some cool tech!