STEM MAD National builds a better future

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STEM MAD16 November 2021

Following its success in Melbourne over recent years, STEM MAD will become a national event today with the theme ‘Learning from the past to build a better future’.

Presented by Catholic Network Australia (CNA) and hosted by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), the inaugural STEM MAD National will take place as a digital event. Student teams from Catholic schools around Australia are invited to design a product, service or innovation to ‘make a difference’ (MAD) to others or the environment.

STEM MAD is designed to acknowledge and promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning initiatives that address real-world problems and demonstrate how students in Catholic schools take action that matters. In recent years, teams of primary and secondary school students have designed mobile applications to promote mental health, solutions for people experiencing homelessness, toys for animals in captivity and so much more. This year’s event will take place remotely with students sharing their projects as well as participating in STEM activities across the day.