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Celebrating 30 Years of “The Scitech Effect,” and Scitech’s New Future Direction

For thirty years, Scitech has created clever, relevant and inspiring ways to engage and stimulate minds by explaining the world.

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On 13 August 2018, Scitech turned 30 years old, marking an incredible milestone for STEM engagement in Western Australia.

The Western Australian State Government launched Scitech in 1988 with a mission to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

At the time, the Government recognised STEM education and careers as the key to ensuring an innovative, prosperous and sustainable economy and community.

Scitech has made a significant difference in the lives of Western Australians over the past 30 years. The wonder. The passion. The STEM knowledge that opens minds to the world around us. This is the “Scitech Effect” and it’s felt by anyone who has engaged with Scitech.

To continue the “Scitech Effect”, and to plan for a bright new future, Scitech is excited to launch the “New Scitech” strategy, which will drive the future direction of Western Australia’s leading STEM organisation over the next 30 years.

“Thirty years after Scitech was launched, the imperative to engage the community in STEM is as relevant as ever – in fact, even more so,” said Scitech Chief Executive Officer, Deb Banning.

“The future of work continues to evolve as the rate of technological innovation speeds up, with over 75% of the fastest growing future jobs requiring STEM skills.”

“Scitech’s continuing mission, strategy and passion is to ensure that all Western Australians have the opportunity to access and develop these critical STEM skills to deliver a bright future for every Western Australian.”

For thirty years, Scitech has created clever, relevant and inspiring ways to engage and stimulate minds by explaining the world. Scitech has engaged with children, parents and grandparents; students and teachers; government and industry leaders; community groups; Scitech staff and volunteers; international audiences and even NASA astronauts and scientists.

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