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Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

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Locals in Pearce will get the chance to celebrate all things science and technology with a series of events as part of National Science Week.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said National Science Week is a great chance to bring science to Pearce, allowing residents to meet scientists, discuss hot topics, do an experiment and celebrate the social and economic impact of science on our nation.

“We can’t underestimate the importance of science, research and innovation, which are key drivers of the Federal Liberal Government’s plan for a stronger economy,” Mr Porter said.

“It’s particularly important that we inspire kids in Pearce to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

“Many of the jobs of the future will require STEM skills and it’s crucial that students are studying it through primary and high school.”

National Science Week events in the Pearce area include;

  • Brain Break – Science based morning tea’s for primary school children; and

  • SciVR – A virtual reality and astronomy experience at Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingin.

National Science week runs from Saturday 10th of August through to Sunday 18th August. More information is available at www.scienceweek.net.au