The continuation of the Queensland Virtual STEM Academy (QVSA) based at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT).
The QVSA will align STEM elements of Advancing education by:
- delivering extension programs for the best and brightest students in Years 5 to 9
- increasing access to specialist STEM experiences and opportunities
- partnering with universities, business and industry to make sure our students are connected to cutting edge developments in STEM
- building STEM teaching capacity through innovative and enabling technologies and sharing of best practice and innovation.
This project further engages and challenges students in Years 5 to 9 who attend remote state schools within the reach of the Centres for Learning and Wellbeing (CLAWs).
Students in remote state schools will have the opportunity to participate in one of 2 QVSA programs, Grand Challenges or Skill Builders, and through their participation work with other like-minded students from across Queensland.
Duration of program
QASMT is the only recipient due to their unique ability to deliver and coordinate the program outcome.
Allocation of funds
A budget of $303,000 is provided to QASMT to meet the operational requirements of the QVSA.
In 2020 an additional $54,000 was provided to QASMT for the delivery of additional QVSA classes to students of Far North Queensland (FNQ) Region.
|QVSA—additional resourcing for FNQ students||March 2020||100%|
How to apply
There is no application required for this funding. QASMT will automatically receive funding in the timeframes outlined above.
State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5845