ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Now in its second year, STEM MAD National is a celebration of excellence in Catholic education.
Australia’s best primary, secondary and ‘Future is STEM’ student teams, nominated by their dioceses, showcase their projects to conference participants, diocesan representatives, sponsors and affiliated organisations, school communities and their fellow students.
Schools compete to design a product, service or innovation that makes a difference (MAD) to others or the environment.
STEM MAD National Event coordinator, Shelley Waldon, was amazed by the creativity and deep thinking of the students and the care they show for their communities.
“It gives great hope that the future is in good hands” – Shelley Waldon
Five representative students from the Stage 3 STEM Extension group at St Aloysius, along with their principal and STEM teacher, David Budgen, joined the winning teams in Melbourne to receive their awards and showcase their projects to the 1,300 delegates at the National Catholic Education Conference.
In total, 68 entries were submitted by primary and secondary school students from Sydney Catholic Schools.