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STEM is a combination of the four disciplines of (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, and (M)athematics. It recognises the importance of integration in teaching and learning across these areas. Where The (A)rts are also integrated, STEM is known as STEAM.(Adapted From NESA definition 2/2/17)

The AISNSW supports schools in STEM education in a wide variety of ways including through funded projects, Professional Learning consultancy, courses and conferences K-12. You might like to join one or more of our online STEM related discussion forums (hosted on Yammer) by emailing Melanie Hughes

  • AIS Computing Studies teachers forum 
  • AIS STEM teaching forum

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (Mathematics and Technology) Nominations now open

The 2018 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science is now open for nominations (until 5.00pm (AEDT) 26th March 2018) with some exciting changes. In 2018, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching are open to nominations of mathematics and technology teachers for the first time. Part-time teachers are also eligible to nominate.

There are two teaching prizes:

  • $50,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • $50,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools.

Note: that the guidelines for the prizes have been updated for 2018 so make sure you review the latest information, including nomination forms, at: business.gov.au/scienceprizes or contact 13 28 46. Read about past winners at science.gov.au/pmscienceprizes.

Current funding opportunities: 

The Association for Learning Environments Australasia (LEA) NSW Chapter are currently offering Grants for a maximum of $5,000 each, to be used to develop and enhance a teaching and learning area within an existing Learning Environment.  The Grant is open to all LEA* Members and non-members, alike. Applications will be accepted from any Learning Environment in New South Wales. Submissions required by 30 March 2018Further details here https://a4le.org.au/2018-NSW-GrantFlierFinal.pdf

AIS DigiSTEM Conference 2018

'Wired Up & Unplugged'
Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 
University of Technology (UTS), Sydney
Faculty of Engineering and IT 

Register here 

Past conferences links and materials
can be found on our  Resources page

AIS STEM Consultants

For more information, please contact a member of the STEM team on 02 9299 2845 or by email.

Philippa Miller
STEM Consultant (Primary)
Deborah de Ridder
STEM Consultant (Secondary)
Melanie Hughes
Technology Across the Curriculum/STEM