Students from all over NSW attended the University of Wollongong STEM & iSTEM Competition presentation evening last Friday at the University. The Competitions aim to acknowledge students’ efforts and encourage them to consider pursuing a career in STEM related fields.
iSTEM was developed in the Hunter by the ME Program and has been very popular with over 130 schools across NSW introducing the course. The ME Program were platinum sponsors of the STEM competitions run by the University of Wollongong. Of the 150 individual student awards, 87 were from schools who are currently running the iSTEM course and Maitland Grossmann High School from the Hunter picked up 13 awards. The school picked up the overall winning student, Women in STEM and a number of Indigenous student awards. Mark Bayada a STEM teacher from the school was also recognised with a teacher’s award.