Making STEM real: Entrepreneurship in schools

STEMinar Series 2019
Monash Education

Description

The Global Innovation Index (GII) ranks Australia 20th for innovation. Yet in the conversion of innovative ideas into applications, Australia ranks well behind at 76th. As part of National Science Week, join us for a night where we bridge the gap in innovation and its application by bringing entrepreneurship and STEM skills together.

In an increasingly technological world, entrepreneurs will need STEM skills to be competitive at the global scale. Introducing entrepreneurial skills in schools of all levels, through STEM, can support the development of innovative dispositions and capabilities. This STEMinar showcases two examples of enterprise programs in schools and considers the logistics and practicalities of facilitating such programs within a school context.

Discussion Panel

Fiona Lewis - Program Coordinator, The Generator, Monash University

Darren Irvine - Learning Specialist – Entrepreneurship, Templestowe College

Michelle Mitchell - Strategic Implementation, The Knox School

Dr Jennifer Mansfield - Lecturer, Monash University

(Presenter details correct at time of presentation)