You are here

Australian Government invests $10 million to get science, technology, engineering and maths into classrooms

Monday, August 15, 2016

As part of National Science Week, the Australian Government announced a further $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme.

The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals with classroom teachers and their students, aiming to increase student interest and motivation in science, technology, engineering and maths through real-world exposure.

The $10 million in funding, which is through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) partnerships with Schools initiative under the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, will be allocated to the programme over the next four years.

For more information, read the media release.