We are dedicated to spreading our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and the Social Sciences to young Australians to create a bold future where our young people are empowered, critical thinkers who create positive change. By hosting entertaining, and educational events and by providing ‘Do it at home’ STEM kits, we hope to create an Australia filled with self-driven and inspired young leaders whose collaboration will construct a future with environmentally sustainable growth industries through future technologies.
To spread our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and the Social Sciences to young Australians to create a bold future where our young people are empowered, critical thinkers who create positive change.
An Australia filled with self-driven and inspired young leaders whose collaboration will construct a future with environmentally sustainable growth industries through future technologies.
To host entertaining, and educational events for young people in Western Australia and to create opportunities for them to express their passions.
Message from our Chairperson
We are forever grateful to all our volunteers, patrons and supporters for helping us to begin Perth STEM’s incredible journey to create a bold future.
Creating a company, business or organisation is never easy. Let alone a not-for-profit incorporated association. Yet, we, a group of High-School, TAFE and University kids created one, and what an adventure it has been so far, and we are very excited to see where it brings us.
We created Perth STEM with a simple goal; to bring young people together, and to show them the vast array of wonders that is science and technology.
How we started
Naturally, being kids and young adults ourselves, we were embraced by ego and enormous hopes and dreams. We then looked in our pockets and realised there was no way we could afford this with a couple mere coins.
So, then we realised we needed help, we spent weeks searching and organising support for our dream to help our community. We were so young however, no organisation wanted to help us.
Then we found the City of Vincent’s Youth Development Grants, which has allowed all of this to happen. We are super grateful, and we share our warm embraces to the City of Vincent for helping us build our new STEM community.
Soon after that, we got contacted by the Marina Mindarie Hotel, asking us to do events there. For us that was incredible, it was a fantastic opportunity for us to host more events and to grow Perth STEM’s name around Western Australia. This just made us much more passionate and excited about what we do.
Our plans for the future
We would love to grow Perth STEM into an organisation that is able to consistently grow and
hold events in and around Perth. We are currently in talks with Marina Mindarie Hotel about running consistent gigs there to help us raise funds for more exhilarating events.
We would also love to hold workshops and create small ‘hackerspace’ days where everyone of all groups and ages can share their creations with everyone else and collaborate on interesting and fun projects.
At this stage, we would also like to find new sponsors, members and volunteers so we can continue to host these fun and exciting events, but also create new programmes such as hackathons and makerspaces.
I look forward to seeing you all at our future events.