Our Partners

Sci-Fly STEM Outreach kindly acknowledges all of our partner organisations.

WAI Logo.JPGWomen in Aviation (WAI) Australian Chapter

Women in Aviation Australian Chapter (WAI Australia) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. It is up to us to initiate the change to Inspire, Engage & Connect young minds to aviation.

WAI began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 as a nonprofit organisation. The first International Women in Aviation Conference was held in Prescott, Arizona, in 1990. The Sci-Fly STEM Outreach program was officially launched at the inaugural WAI Australia conference in Brisbane, in October 2016. Since then, the still new Australia chapter has gone from strength to strength, continuing the international drive to provide year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation as a career. WAI also offers educational outreach programs to educators, aviation industry members and young people nationally and internationally.

To enquire about WAI Australia membership please contact: nationaltreasurerwaiaustralia@gmail.com

 


PrimeSCI logo.jpgPrimeSCI! Science Education

All of the school holiday programs are run in conjunction with PrimeSCI Science Education, based at Swinburne University of Technology (Wantirna Campus) under the combined banner of FlySCI. PrimeSCI is the trusted science education partner for Victorian primary and secondary schools. They deliver exciting and powerful programs to ignite curiosity in classrooms, designed to bring the community and scientists together to enrich understanding of science and technology.

Children can participate in the sensational Holiday Science Programs and you can hear scientists tell their story through monthly Science Lectures. PrimeSCI also provides extensive outreach science education programs for schools including; classroom lessons, lending library boxes and teacher professional development. Over 24,000 students participated in PrimeSCI science activities in 2016. PrimeSCI programs take kids and adults into labs, the field, onto the net, and into the classrooms and lecture halls to explore how science and technology works and what it is able to offer each and every one.

To find out more about any of the PrimeSCI programs please contact: primesci@swin.edu.au

 


Logo_Stacked.jpgThe Growing Tall Poppies Science Partnership Program

The Growing Tall Poppies Science Partnership Program aims to increase the number of secondary students who study sciences in Years 11 and 12. Physics is an enabling science for the progress of technology and biological advancement, yet it is the most affected by falling enrolments; especially among girls. This in particular needs to be addressed to support increasing STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics), and women in these careers.

Increasing the number of students studying STEM subjects is imperative to Australia because we aspire to being an innovative and scientifically aware and literate society. Over the last few decades there have been falling enrolments in secondary school science and especially for women in physics. Yet physics is an enabling science that supports and leads into many STEM opportunities and careers. This pool of students needs to be increased at year 12 before flow on effects into STEM areas can be changed.

To find out more about the Growing Tall Poppies program please visit: www.growingtallpoppies.com