Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has joined students at Dryandra Primary School in Mirrabooka to celebrate National Science Week.
As part of this year’s event the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is hosting activities in local schools to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Mr Keenan said it was fantastic to see so many students excited about STEM learning in the classroom.
“Science Week is not only about celebrating the achievements of Australian universities and research institutes, but also about inspiring the next generation of scientists,” Mr Keenan said.
“Approximately 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills, so we want to get students engaged and excited about these subjects now.
“By exposing students to STEM and providing them with opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts they can start to develop a passion for it, which can then lead to a great career in the industry.
“I congratulate the CSIRO for its efforts to inspire local students about science and look forward to seeing more STEM in Stirling schools in the future.”
National Science Week 2018 runs from 11 to 19 August. This year’s theme focuses on the crucial role that science plays in supporting Australia’s well-being, improving health and boosting prosperity. More information is available at www.scienceweek.net.au