CSIRO comes to Birrong

As part of National Science Week, Year 11 students at Birrong Girls High School today got to meet with CSIRO scientist and WSU lecturer Dr Poonam Mudgail.

This is all part of the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program run by the CSIRO right across Australia.

 “75 per cent of the fastest growing jobs in Australia right now are jobs that require Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills. The bad news is that the number of students studying STEM subjects has gone down in the last decade, we need to turn that around,” Mr Clare said.

“That’s why Labor has announced if we win the next federal election we will introduce the teaching of coding in every primary school, provide extra training for teachers and 100,000 young Australians will have their HECS debt written off if they successfully complete science and mathematics degrees at university,” Mr Clare said.

FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2015

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