The STELR program (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) has achieved a major milestone with 400 schools in Australia, New Zealand and Asia using the system, which is designed to generate more interest from high school students in science and technology subjects.
The 400-school achievement also marks nearly five year’s support for the STELR program from Orica, an Australian company with a global footprint which has a diverse workforce of more than 14,000 people providing mining services and mining, general and industrial chemicals.
The 400th STELR school, Kurri Kurri High School, located in the NSW Hunter Valley, near Cessnock, has been totally supported in the STELR program by Orica, which has contributed $750,000 to STELR since 2009.
The 400th school achievement was celebrated by STELR and Orica at Kurri Kurri High School on 29 August.
The STELR program has been embraced by 395 Australian schools, one in Singapore and four in New Zealand, where Mount Maunganui College, on the Bay of Plenty, is also totally supported by Orica.