“What I hope to see carried on in Australia is a coherent, strategic and evidence-based approach to our investment in science and the future of science and its role in the future of the country…we want people wondering why…”
We interviewed Australia’s outgoing Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, who has been a driving force behind raising awareness of the nation’s critical need for young people to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. He is leaving behind a lasting legacy for Australia. We asked him what he hopes to see carried on…watch the short video to hear what he said.
Mar 23, 2017
Four fledgling teams who reached the Australian regional final of an international robotics competition last week have been awarded AARNet bursaries to help them take part in the world championships in the US. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport...
Mar 16, 2017
AARNet’s head of infrastructure development has been recognised for inspiring and empowering students in a national robotics competition. John Nicholls was awarded the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at this week’s FIRST® Robotics Southern Cross Regional competition after being nominated by students he mentored. The award celebrates effective communication in the art and...
Nov 28, 2016
Schools benefiting from AARNet’s high-speed internet services have again excelled in a nationwide competition aimed at inspiring young people to engage with digital technology. The Young ICT Explorers competition challenges school children from Year 3 to Year 12 to put the national ICT curriculum into practice by designing any technology...