Inspiring WA breaks down barriers to get anyone and everyone involved with STEM.
Hosted in WA by Scitech, Inspiring WA is a part of a nationwide initiative called Inspiring Australia.
About Inspiring Western Australia
Inspiring Australia are a government program aimed at engaging all Australians with STEM. Through the delivery of National Science Week, the distribution of statewide grant funding, and the support provided to our networks we aim to bring science programs and initiatives to every corner of Western Australia.
How does Inspiring Australia raise awareness of STEM in Western Australia?
By collaborating with STEM organisations we coordinate National Science Week, the country’s weeklong celebration of all things STEM. Funding is provided to those wishing to run engaging community events throughout the month of August, in both metro and regional locations. Each year, funding is also made available through small grants to those wishing to deliver a STEM initiative or event in their local community. Emphasis is placed on supporting initiatives that will create ongoing opportunities for communities to engage with STEM. Lastly, we continue to build the state’s STEM networks by supporting five regional science hubs in WA. Each hub delivers engaging STEM events to their communities, with a focus on events and initiatives that are connected to research and activities undertaken in their regions.
These activities all have one overarching goal, to engage all Australians with science. By increasing Western Australia’s engagement with science, we hope to build a community that appreciates the science around them and celebrates the excitement of scientific discoveries. We also hope to encourage the next generation to pursue a career in STEM. Not only by exposing them to exciting opportunities and career prospects, ensuring we can meet the growing demand for professionals across WA’s STEM industries, but by increasing parents and career’s understanding of the importance of encouraging their children to pursue these opportunities.
Have a question for Inspiring WA? You can reach them here.