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STEM symposium goes ahead

Date : 11 / 11 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Wireless Institute of Australia symposium on the STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program in to take place in Canberra at the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. Fred Swainston VK3DAC told the recent meeting of the WIA Board that the initiative had been well received with 30 expressions of interest, and a number of papers already been received.

The WIA symposium is to look at how a few radio amateurs can impart their knowledge and skills through the STEM program, and help through teachers inspire a greater thirst or awareness.
Fred VK3DAC says it will seek to identify a few realistic outcome projects and those to manage them. There will be a guest speaker, and is to include a presentation on how to develop a possible teacher resource on STEM projects.
Those attending the invitation-only event on November 19 at the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club venue, will receive more details next week via email. To allow for catering, please make a booking to attend by contacting the WIA Office on

The outcome of the symposium will be reported on this broadcast and on the WIA website.


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