Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable Energy; Climate Change
Physical Sciences – Energy
Additional – Career; Engineering
Years: 6, 7, 9, 10
Video length: 2:25m
Nick Williams is a Site Manager for Orica Deer Park, which produces a chemical additive used in explosives for primarily the mining industry.
STELR aims to raise awareness of opportunities in technology-related careers in order to increase the number of students choosing science and engineering careers and to address the shortage of science and engineering graduates. One of the reasons that students do not choose to pursue these careers is that they often do not understand what the career entails. You can find more inspirational career profiles on our website at stelr.org.au.
How this could be used in a classroom setting:
The attached worksheet can be used to help students evaluate the information provided in the career profiles available in the ATSE Series ‘Career Profiles in STEM‘.
Over 40 career profiles are available at the website, stelr.org.au, for use by teachers and students, with video profiles as well as written interviews for careers in engineering, renewable energy and related fields.
Results from a 2013 survey of schools undertaking the Stelr program:
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