Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education

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The iSTEM (Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) program was established in 2012 to create a program that allowed high school students interested in science a chance to meet other like minded students and to participate in enrichment activities normally not available through normal school programs.

Activities include visits and programs with museums, universities and the US Space Academy Program.

Proudly supported by the NAB Schools First Program and LAZSTA (Met South West Science Teachers Association)

Breaking News

Global Teacher Prize top 10

Dr Ken Silburn, coordinator and founder of the iSTEM program was selected as a finalist in the  Top 10 for the Global Teacher Prize out of over 23 000 nominations.

iSTEM Korea and USA program.

Another successful program completed to the US Space Academy including a cultural visit to Korea.

iSTEM “Science by Doing” goes to India.

The iSTEM program is now truly international with student and teacher workshops being run in India.

Massive thank you to the Australian High Commission and Austrade for their support.

iSTEM wins the acclaimed Champions of Champions at the Daily Telegraph GoWest Community Awards.

A massive thank you to all of the supporters of our nomination.

Prime Minister’s Award

Congratulations to founder of the iSTEM Program, Dr Ken Silburn

recipient of the Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Science Teaching



Welcome to iSTEM

Enrichment activities for high school science students

BIG News

Daily Telegraph Community Awards Champions of Champions

Prime Minister’s Science Prize.  Secondary Science Teacher:  Dr Ken Silburn

Hume Coal Project announce funding assistance.  See for details.

NSW Outreach Award

The program has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Physics Outreach Award.  Thank you to all the teachers, community and students that made this possible.