CSIRO invites STEM professionals to join our #WithSTEMYouCan campaign
STEM skills are already in high demand and growing at 1.5x faster than other jobs, yet student participation in STEM is falling. We can change that by showing young Australians the possibilities of a STEM career.
We invite you to share your stories of career success. By sharing our greatest achievements, we encourage young, talented minds to realise their potential and empower them to pursue a STEM career.
- Write down your greatest, most interesting, or unique career achievement on a piece of paper. Take a picture of yourself holding the sign.
- Post the image on social media using the hashtags #WithSTEMYouCan #GenerationSTEM and tag @CSIRO.
- Encourage your colleagues and fellow STEM professionals to get involved and do the same!
Let’s inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, innovators, leaders and game changers.
Enjoy our Panel Discussions
With STEM You Can Virtual Panel Discussion for Students
A panel discussion for students considering their career options and Year 11/12 elective subjects. Learn about the possibilities of a STEM career. Panellists: Renee Wootton, Aerospace Engineer and Commercial Pilot, Brad Castlenuevo, Aquatic Ecologist at Sydney Water, Dr Rob Grenfell, Director of Health and Biosecurity at CSIRO. Hosted by Dr Vanessa Pirotta, Wildlife scientist and Superstar of STEM.
With STEM You Can Panel Virtual Discussion for Parents, Teachers and Mentors
A panel discussion with Australia’s top STEM leaders across government, education, industry, and big tech, sharing insights, research and advice on how to best support students with career and subject selection. Panellists from Canva, Western Sydney University, Western Sydney Parklands Authority and Varley Group.
How teachers can get students involved
- Students write down one career they discovered on www.csiro.au/WithSTEMYouCan that they hadn’t heard about before and use it as the basis for a research project.
- Students research different career opportunities in the STEM field of their choice and play back their discovery to the classroom.
- Students explore www.csiro.au/WithSTEMYouCan and/or attend the panel discussion. Students gather in groups of five to discuss what they learnt and what they found interesting.
- Students choose three careers or achievements posted on www.csiro.au/WithSTEMYouCan and identify one school subject that would provide a skill or knowledge that would be required for that career / achievement.
At the end of any of these lessons, ask students to write on a piece of paper about what they learnt is possible in a STEM career or what they believe is possible for their own future STEM career, using the hashtag #WithSTEMYouCan.
Learn more about STEM education programs
About Generation STEM
Generation STEM is a 10-year investment into the development and retention of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in New South Wales.
Five amazing things you can do with STEM
From building artificial organs to tackling climate change, STEM is at the core of so many exciting and important careers. We look at five amazing things you can do with STEM and how your choice of electives can help set you on the right path while you’re still at school.