ATSE STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) Workshop Bandung

17 October 2017

  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Indonesia
  • Grantee: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
People looking at scientific equipment
ATSE STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) Workshop Bandung Participants in the STELR STEM workshop, Bandung 2016. Credit: Pennie Stoyles

Project description

The STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) Project is the flagship education initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). The instigator and architect of STELR is Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist.

Now in its tenth year, STELR is an in-curriculum STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) program that provides inquiry-based, hands-on student programs for secondary school students.  STELR uses purpose-built equipment packs that lead easily to science, maths, engineering and technology activities. STELR raises awareness of the value of STEM in developing solutions for contemporary issues such as climate change and sustainability. Career profiles attract students to pursue STEM careers.

The STELR Project runs in over 620 schools from Australia, New Zealand and Asia with more than 75,000 students and 2,000 teachers involved each year. So far, STELR has benefitted over 200,000 students.

STEM training in Indonesia

Building on past successful workshops, STELR will conduct a five-day STEM workshop in Bandung Indonesia for teachers and trainers from Southeast Asian countries on 20 - 24 November. The workshop will be hosted by the SEAMEO QITEP for science and has been made possible through a grant from the Australia Indonesia Institute.

Key dates

STELR STEM workshop, Bandung Indonesia, 20 to 24 November 2017

Opening ceremony, Bandung, 20 November 2017

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $10,000
  • Total project value: $10,000
  • Website: www.atse.org.au
  • Social media:
    • STELR website
    • STELR Facebook
    • Twitter
    • ATSE website
    • ATSE Focus magazine
    • STELR YouTube Channel
    • QITEP in Science website, Facebook and Twitter


Last Updated: 1 August 2018