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Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

Queensland Government

Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

What is STEM?

STEM is science, technology, engineering and mathematics – skills vital for Queensland’s future. STEM skills are addressing issues associated with growing populations and food shortages. STEM skills are transforming city skylines. STEM skills are helping our planet adapt to climatic changes. STEM skills are developing new vaccines and medical treatments. STEM skills are revolutionising the ways we entertain ourselves.

Learning a STEM subject gives students opportunities to pursue fulfilling careers and make real differences locally, nationally and internationally. Awareness, education and training in this area will help today’s students generate and contribute to the scientific developments and innovations of tomorrow, and provide solutions to some of the big issues we will face in the future.

In Australia, we face a real challenge in this area.

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