An initiative of the Chief Scientist’s Office, the platform was delivered by Engineers Australia with funding from the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Foundation through the AMSI Choose Maths project, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Telstra.
An Australian first, STARportal is a one-stop-shop for schools and families keen to find STEM events and education programs in their local area. Choose Maths Director and AMSI School’s Program Manager, Janine McIntosh sees the online tool as a powerful value-add to the existing Choose Maths tools.
“This platform addresses a long identified need for central access to quality STEM opportunities anywhere in Australia, including initiatives delivered by Choose Maths and AMSI,” she says.
“Parents recognise the value of STEM in securing their children’s future. This exciting tool provides parents with a single national entry point to explore local activities and resources for their children."
Currently focused towards parents, the portal will be expanded to include additional teacher specific activities.
STARportal is now live at www.starportal.edu.au