STELR Career Profiles in STEM – Engineer

Nick Williams is an engineer Site Manager for Orica Deer Park, which produces a chemical additive used in explosives for primarily the mining industry.

Highlight some lesser-known careers in STEM in this series to inspire students. Increasing awareness of careers in STEM is a proven way of improving students’ perceived value of STEM and motivating them to pursue STEM pathways. Use this resource with Year 6-10 students to start learning about a career as an engineer.

Video Length: 2:25 mins

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Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable Energy, Climate Change

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional – Careers, Engineering.

About STELR

STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum.

Most importantly, it shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives.

STELR aims to increase student enthusiasm for and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects, and provides career profiles that highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.

STELR has produced more than 20 curriculum modules comprising over 280 lessons, 100 hands-on activities, 30 career profile videos and 80 written career profiles. Many modules are supported by kits of Australian-designed and manufactured equipment to facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on, problem-based learning.

Find more STELR investigations and order STELR equipment kits at https://stelr.org.au/.