5th Gender & STEM Network Conference

STEM Education for the New Work Order: Policy, Practice and Partnerships
Thu 29 July - Fri 30 July, 2021, The University of Sydney, Australia

The 2021 Network conference will bring together researchers, educators, policymakers, industry representatives and the public to interrogate person- in-context influences towards, or away from, diverse STEM pathways across stages and settings. What are the needs for a STEM workforce of 2030? New, interdisciplinary drivers are transforming work and education policy and practice in response to social and environmental challenges and technological advancement. What is the role of STEM for the new work order, and how can we engage and prepare all young people including girls and women?

Themes included:

  • individual, family, teacher and peer processes which impact STEM engagement and participation;
  • key factors and good practices to promote vs deter STEM engagement and learning within school, university and workplaces;
  • positive action measures: STEM initiatives, schemes, networks and organisations;
  • developments in STEM & preparing workers for the future;
  • the role of higher education institutes, government, industry, public policy and career development policies to enhance women's and men's participation in STEM research, commercialisation and public impact.

Conference Program
Book of Abstracts and Presenter Biographies
Keynote speakers
Feature Panellists of the Invited Panel: 'Superstars of STEM'