Inspiring Australia Queensland provided funding support to assist seven communities across Queensland to establish Regional STEM Hubs to date. Regional STEM Hubs work on growing science engagement in their region and promoting the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applications for STEM Hub funding are now closed.
The aims of Inspiring Australia Regional STEM Hubs in Queensland are:
•To connect those working in or around STEM in the local area
•To look for opportunities to collaborate on activities and events, and avoid duplication
•To promote STEM opportunities and expertise in the region and build the profile of STEM across Queensland.
Participants in the current STEM Hubs include universities, councils, schools, non-profit groups, local business, industry, government departments, museums and libraries.
Regional STEM Hub activities will vary according to the priorities and commitments of the hub members and can range from updates on current events and projects to resource sharing, input to regional policy or running collaborative events. They are also a useful mechanism to coordinate and cross-promote regional activity in times such as National Science Week.