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Inspiring Australia is a national strategy to help build connections between scientists, organisations, businesses, and students to foster public participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and innovation. The Strategy involves a diverse range of actions and initiatives within each state and territory, with the common goal of contributing to a society that values science, critically engages with scientific issues, encourages young people to pursue STEM careers and attracts national and international interest in science.

The initiative is part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda

Inspiring Australia (Queensland) Flagship Programs

Inspiring Australia Queensland runs a number of local programs that contribute to the overall Inspiring Australia strategy.

Inspiring Australia (Queensland) Governance

The Inspiring Australia program in Queensland is hosted by the Queensland Museum and funding is allocated with approval by the Queensland Museum STEM Project Board.

The program is overseen by a Reference Group who meet quarterly. Organisations currently represented on the Reference Group are:

  • Inspiring Australia (National)
  • Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Queensland Museum
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Queensland STEM Education Network
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Department of Education
  • Advance Queensland
  • James Cook University

National Science Week Coordinating Committee

Grant administration, major events and general promotion for National Science Week across Queensland is overseen by a volunteer committee. Anyone is welcome to join this committee if you are interested, please complete this short Expression of Interest Form. You can also read the Terms of Reference for the Committee in 2018. Meetings are held monthly from approximately February to September. Current Committee Members include:

  • Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
  • CSIRO
  • Schools
  • Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Department of Education and Training
  • State Library of Queensland
  • Universities

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