At its ACTIVATE conference on 26 October 2022, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) launched a national education roadmap to address skill shortages in STEM disciplines.
The Fellows at ATSE identified five key areas that require immediate attention if we are to unlock the country’s technological potential.
These are mathematics, digital skills, agricultural technologies, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Expert Fellows in each of these domains highlighted the critical issues in these areas and hosted a series of five roundtables to consult Australia’s leading experts across a broad and diverse range of sectors and industries.
Future Food Systems Research & Commercialisation Director and UNSW Faculty of Engineering Associate Dean Prof. Cordelia Selomulya was part of the working group that drafted the section on promoting entrepreneurship skills.
Each roundtable group explored short and medium-term policy solutions to address the pressing challenges identified. Their topic-specific recommendations are presented in the report.
Lead image: The cover of ATSE’s new national STEM roadmap. Credit: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)