STEM Works Project
Key team members
Greg Barry, Deb James, Darren Jurevicius
The $250 million STEM Works initiative was announced as part of the 2016/2017 state budget. The Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Works program provides $250 million funding over three years to refurbish and redevelop 139 primary and secondary school facilities for the provision of contemporary STEM programs. The new learning facilities will support and enhance student engagement in STEM related areas to encourage future innovation and productivity across:
- 77 primary schools with a budget of $1 million each
- 44 secondary schools with a budget of $2.5 million each
- 18 area and R-12 schools with a budget of $3.5 million each.
Design of appropriate spaces conducive to STEM activities and learning.
- Review of room acoustic concept designs and advice on surface treatments to reduce reverberation times
- Separating wall constructions to provide required level of privacy
- Review of proposed mechanical services noise at concept design and construction phases to comply with DECD guidelines.
The program is ongoing with the intent to achieve high quality STEM learning environments for the participating educational facilities.