Scott Sleap was the former ME Program Director at Regional Development Australia – Hunter. He now works on STEM programs for the NSW Department of Education and the Cessnock High School Learning Community. Previously he was a Head Teacher of Industrial Arts & Teaching and Learning at Maitland Grossmann High School and has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader.
Scott completed his PhD in Engineering in 2015 through The University of Newcastle after receiving a research scholarship in 2010. He has published numerous research papers in international journals and has presented his work at a range of conferences both in Australia and internationally. He has co-published numerous papers with the renowned academic, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, 2015 NSW Scientist of the Year and recent Fellow of the Royal Society. He has worked as a casual lecturer in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at The University of Newcastle, specialising in Engineering and Technology and Applied Studies.
Scott is known for the production a large array of STEM based curriculum material, including the innovative iSTEM program and has been associated with RDA Hunters ME Program since its inception. He has experience as an educational consultant for Video Education Australia helping produce many commercially available engineering and design based videos.
Scott works closely with both the NSW Board of Studies Teacher and Educational Standards currently as a member of their STEM Advisory Group and has worked closely on the development of the NSW Department of Education’s Stage 4 STEM Project.
Scott also manages a small pastoral company in the Upper Hunter and has experience consulting with industry groups and government at all levels. He has strong interest in developing school and industry partnerships and the value of STEM skilling to economic development.