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Catholic Leadership Centre

STEM MAD National

STEM MAD National is a celebration of excellence in Catholic education, in which the nation's best primary, secondary and 'Future is STEM' student teams showcase their projects to conference participants, diocesan representatives, affiliated organisations, school communities and fellow students.

STEM MAD National
STEM MAD National

Time & Location

09 Nov 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

About the Event

What is STEM MAD & STEM MAD National?                                                         More detail: STEM MAD National 2023.                

The STEM MAD Student Showcase is a celebration of student learning designed to acknowledge and promote STEM learning initiatives that address real-world problems and demonstrate the particularity of Catholic Schools; encouraging students to make a difference (MAD) in the world by acting for justice and the common good. This aligns with the papal call for action in Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home.

STEM MAD has been taking place in Melbourne since 2018 and the inaugural STEM MAD National took place as an online event in 2021 with dioceses from around Australia participating.

STEM MAD National is a celebration of excellence in Catholic education, in which the nation'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.

How do I participate in STEM MAD National?

In order to participate in STEM MAD National, primary and secondary student teams from across Australia participate in their own diocesan or statewide STEM showcases. The showcases may take place digitally or face to face depending on the context of the schools involved. A number of dioceses already have some form of STEM competitions, celebrations or showcase challenges which can be easily leveraged into participation for STEM MAD National. Prospective participants are required to address the STEM MAD National Project Criteria and must be able to demonstrate that they have met the criteria's standards when presenting their projects.

Following their own individual showcases each diocese or state will be responsible for nominating up to three projects per category (primary, secondary and 'Future is STEM'), which best demonstrate their learning and meet the project criteria for possible representation at STEM MAD National. The STEM MAD National Advisory Committee - a Committee made up of representatives from each participating state - make the final decision on which projects will be invited to attend STEM MAD National in Melbourne.

For more information, visit STEM MAD National 2023. 

Primary Project Criteria

Secondary Project Criteria 

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