Edith Cowan believed that education was the key to growth, change and improvement. We are proud to continue her legacy by actively advancing the role of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
Mission: Our mission is to advance students’ knowledge of, and aspirations for careers in the sciences.
Our Vision: is to increase student participation rates in the sciences and foster aspiration for Higher Education.
Values: Innovation, Scholarship, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence.
The School of Science operates several engagement programs for high school students that showcase higher education science pathways, and often includes activities from other Schools within the university such as Medical and Health Sciences, and Engineering.
ECU’s Makerspace Technology Centre (MTC) belongs to the Computer and Security Science discipline in the School of Science. Our programs aim to engage girls, primary, secondary students, and teachers with various technologies like Raspberry Pi and Arduino interacting with various input and output devices like temperature sensors, bluetooth, wifi, and motors. These platforms are specifically designed to enhance computation and design thinking as well as creative approaches to solving real world problems. These simple object oriented programmable devices can be coded and recoded allowing for an opportunity for participants to become to be innovators and problem solvers. Participants will be guided through different computer programming tasks, which follows Western Australia’s Digital Technologies curriculum.
Annual School of Science engagement programs
Additional School of Science engagement programs
ECU is proud to be a member of the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN charter in Australia. This initiative promotes gender equality and encourages opportunities for girls in STEM careers.
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