The Importance of STEM Engagement to COSPAR 2020
STEM education is critically important for Australia, as over the past decade there has been strong demand requiring workforce skills in STEM areas, while at the same time there has been a fall in students studying these subjects at school or university. Young people are fascinated and inspired by space and space research. COSPAR 2020 is making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers to contribute to Australia's evolving high-tech economy.
How you can connect with COSPAR 2020
This effort will include the opportunity for young people to attend the Assembly, in particular, an ‘Open Afternoon' for students who may be considering further studies to participate in the exhibition and poster display at the Congress to talk and interact with space experts.
COSPAR-K, a Space Park initiative that will run alongside COSPAR 2020. We anticipate a plethora of opportunities for both teachers and students to explore activities while developing their individual passions, creativity, interest and purpose.
In partnership with National Science Week - when the nation celebrates science through hundreds of public events across the country. With the world of space research coming to Australia at that moment, the opportunity to stimulate the public and inspire the next generation of science and technology talent through exposure to space is enormous.