Last month, Peter Pentland attended the launch of STARportal at Parliament House in Canberra.
The STARportal is Australia’s first centralised national portal for exciting and engaging STEM activities from around the country. This searchable database connects parents, students and teachers with their local and online STEM activities in real time.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO launched STARportal at Parliament House in Canberra, as part of National Science Week. Australia’s Chief Scientist and STELR architect, Dr Alan Finkel AM spoke at the launch saying “Science doesn’t start and stop at the classroom door – it’s everywhere. But if families and teachers don’t know about these programs, our students miss out,”
Students from Melrose High School (a STELR school) along with their teacher Geoff McNamara were on hand to demonstrate STARportal.
STELR resources are among over 330 entries on the searchable database.