Does your library run a STEM related Club or Program in science and technology such as robotics clubs, young engineers, coding clubs and citizen science programs? Inspiring Australia Queensland (IAQ) is bringing together STEM Club experts and practitioners from across the State to work together to support existing and new clubs. An important part of this process is conducting a survey to understand what clubs and programs already exist in Queensland. If you’d like to participate in the survey (it’s only 5-10 minutes long), you can find it here.
IAQ also provides support and funding to assist communities across Queensland to establish Regional STEM Hubs. These Hubs work on growing science engagement in their region and promoting the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Many library services are already participating in their local hub; and here are currently grants available to establish new STEM Hubs: check out their new website.
IAQ has a focus on supporting and strengthening engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Queensland, as well as managing a number of programs including National Science Week, Regional STEM Hubs, Live Science and a STEM Club Network.
The new IAQ website allows libraries to promote any STEM-related events and activities, so the general public can search for STEM events to join in their local area. Any events open to the public can be listed, whether they are for adults, families, professionals, students or teachers. Not only can you quickly and easily submit your own STEM events, you can see what other events are on around you and connect with others passionate about STEM in your local area.
If you’d like to know more, contact Inspiring Australia Queensland at inspiringQLD@qm.qld.gov.au.