Chelsea Cameron recognised at prestigious STEM excellence awards
Nikki Boyd MP has hailed the efforts of Chelsea Cameron after they were recognised at the 2019 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.
Chelsea received the Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award from Education Minister Grace Grace at a ceremony in Brisbane on Friday night.
“I’d like to congratulate (student/school/teacher) for going above and beyond to implement innovative programs, promote the benefits of STEM education and encourage others to get involved,” she said.
“This fantastic award demonstrates the exceptional quality of STEM education being provided at Bray Park State High School.
“There are just 25 of these awards handed out across the state for students, teachers, schools and support officers, so to win one of them is an outstanding achievement.
Ms Boyd said the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to strengthen STEM education in Queensland includes building teacher capability, lifting student achievement and increasing student participation in STEM.
“The number of jobs in STEM fields is growing at more than twice the rate of other industries and occupations,” she said.
“That’s why we are committed to encouraging more students to engage in STEM, to prepare them for the jobs of the future.
“Under the Advancing STEM in Queensland State Primary Schools Initiative, we are investing $81.3 million over four years for primary schools to develop and enhance students’ learning in STEM subjects.
Ms Boyd thanked all the students, parents, teachers, principals and organisations who continue to work together to promote and encourage STEM education across Pine Rivers.