Encouraging kids to embrace STEM education

It’s a topic that comes up over and over again – how do we encourage younger Australians to get excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in terms of education and, ultimately, jobs.

Digital literacy is absolutely essential for the certainty of future generations — that’s not even up for debate. Yet according to some researchers, we’re seeing less than 16% of students entering STEM related higher education.

Tess Ariotti, the head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samsung Australia, is trying one new strategy with Make My Idea – a competition designed to get the creative juices of students aged 12-25 flowing when it comes to invention.

With over 5,000 students getting involved, it looks like this campaign has been pretty successful! Listen in here to find out more.

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