INTERESTED IN STEMM?

SCIENCE • TECHNOLOGY • ENGINEERING • MATH • MEDICINE

Are you of Croatian heritage?

Are you between 15 and 21 years old?

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STEMM CHALLENGE 2022

Come and join the challenge, build connections with accomplished academics and work on real business problems to challenge the thinking.

The STEMM Challenge has been initiated by the Victorian Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Australia together with the Croatian Central State Office for Croats Abroad, as well as Croatian universities, businesses and academics.

Connecting Australia with Croatia.

 

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

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THE AIM

Through collaboration and promotion, this program will:

expose and inspire the future leaders of Croatian heritage with Croatia’s successful scientists, inventors and academics, providing an opportunity to change the world one day   

teach the younger generation about the heritage of Croatian’s extraordinary STEMM minds

celebrate and promote Croatian successes and influence in the world 

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THE WHY

The gap between the knowledge generated in the education system and the ‘21st century skills’ demanded by employers and individuals is widening. Overcoming these limitations requires a priority focus to develop workplace skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM), in conjunction with critical thinking, creativity, cultural awareness, collaboration and problem-solving.

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THE GAINS

You will work (in a small group) with academics in a competition to encourage forward thinking and innovation to existing challenges with real businesses.

The group will be challenged to research and present solutions for a panel to judge. Throughout the competition the program will seek to educate students and promote successful Croatian STEMM stories. 


The final presentations will be formally presented to a judging panel of professors and business leaders and held as an exhibition to celebrate our Croatian heritage and successful STEMM accolades.

 

Our Favorite Mentor Ivan Mestrovic

Ivan Marusic is an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. This includes studies in atmospheric surface layer flows and aquatic ecosystems.

 

Our Favorite Mentor Frances Separovic

Frances has been awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), is a biophysical chemist, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Deputy Director of the Bio21 Institute and former Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, where she taught physics, chemistry and graduate students in her field.

 

GET INVOLVED NOW

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?

We are looking for 15 to 21 year olds.

WHEN DOES IT START AND HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?

It starts in April and ends sometime in July, 2022.

APART FROM LEARNING, WHAT ELSE IS THERE FOR ME?

There are prizes and awards to be won, as well as provided guidance for your career pathway. An extra bonus is making connections with an amazing community of STEMM academics, professionals, students and employers.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO APPLY?

Yes, we accept applications until 15.05.2022.