COSPAR-K: A Free Space STEM Event

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Australia is buzzing with space conversations. With a new Australian Space Agency (ASA), there’s a momentous research push, an explosion of space-related start-ups and more opportunities than ever for young Australian’s to be part of the journey.

COSPAR-K is a FREE Space STEM Event that will run in partnership with the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program alongside the Scientific Assembly (COSPAR 2021). This dedicated STEM Park will feature an array of interactive experiences and activations specially designed for students, teachers and parents to get hands on and participate in. Industry and government partners will provide opportunities to discover the latest innovations and also provide fun through exploration. We want COSPAR-K to be the space to ignite passion in our future thinkers and leaders.

As the world’s leading space researchers and industries are coming to Australia in January 2021, there exists a once-in-a-generation opportunity to spark the next generation of STEM talent!


Take-Off Dates

Public Days: Friday 29 January – Sunday 31 January 2021
School Group Days: Monday 1 February – Tuesday 2 February 2021

Coordinates

 

ICC Sydney
Level 2, Parkside Ballroom, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney


COSPAR-K Missions – We Need Your Help To Achieve Them!

1. To inspire and engage with thousands of students from NSW with the hope that these students will:
– Pursue STEM related school subjects as part of their Higher School Certificate
– Influence their selection of STEM related university courses
– Pursue a career in space research or another STEM profession
 
2. Provide a forum for Australian STEM teachers to expand their knowledge of space science and to make connections with other STEM teachers.
 
3. To generate wider interest in Australian space research to parents, volunteers and the general public.
 
4. To profile industry and government initiatives being undertaken in the space science sector.
 
5. Attendance and engagement objectives are:
– 50% gender split for student attendance and teacher talks
– 10% indigenous student attendance or online engagement
– 10% attendance or online engagement from students and teachers from rural and regional NSW
– 10,000+ post event views