STEM in Defence Summit

 

 

STEM in Defence Summit

Growing the STEM workforce: Filling the well
August 2020 | Canberra

 

 

 

 

 

Now in its fourth year, the ADM STEM in Defence Summit is a cornerstone event that brings together Defence, Defence Industry and Education to build the STEM-skilled workforce we need.

With the rapid pace of change in STEM fields in a growing Defence Industry, and the release Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy in February 2019, it is imperative for Australia to ensure young people are propelled onto future-looking career pathways in cybersecurity, drone technology, shipbuilding, space and more.

How Industry, Education and Defence will achieve this is the core focus of the Summit. We will explore:

  • How defence industry, including SMEs, can work with educational institutions to develop attractive career pathways (through engagement and reskilling programs alike), building up STEM talent at all points in the pipeline
  • What a successful STEM program looks like for Defence and Defence Industry
  • Shifting the perception of STEM careers, and careers in Defence and Defence Industry
  • Implementing cultural change in Defence and STEM industries to be more inclusive, in order to attract and retain diverse talent
  • Raising the profile of trades and vocations, particularly in the shipbuilding context
  • What needs to happen to keep Defence and Defence Industry innovating

 

Join us as ADM hosts this one-of-a-kind summit to strengthen the resolve, cultivate the relationships and take the exciting next steps to deliver a future-ready, STEM-skilled workforce.



 

2019 Speakers

 

Prof Tanya Monro

Prof Tanya Monro

Chief Defence Scientist – Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence

Andrew Hodgkinson

Andrew Hodgkinson

Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Department of Defence

AIRCDRE Sue McGready CSC

AIRCDRE Sue McGready CSC

Director General Defence Force Recruiting, Department of Defence

Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Assistant Secretary - Space and Communications Branch, Department of Defence

Anntonette Dailey

Anntonette Dailey

Executive Director - Operations and Communications, Australian Space Agency

Teresa Janowski

Teresa Janowski

CEO & Founder, STEM FastTrack

Dr Melrose Brown

Dr Melrose Brown

Space Research and Engineering, UNSW Canberra

LTCOL Keirin Joyce

LTCOL Keirin Joyce

SO1 UAS, Australian Army

AIRCDRE Geoff Harland AM CSC DSM

AIRCDRE Geoff Harland AM CSC DSM

Director General - Personnel, RAAF

Pinakin Chaubal

Pinakin Chaubal

Chief Engineer, Combat Support Systems Program Office, Department of Defence

Rick Evans

Rick Evans

STEM Workforce Manager, RDA Hunter

Gary Sutcliffe

Gary Sutcliffe

Strategic Engagement Manager, Lockheed Martin Australia

Dr Michael Myers OAM

Dr Michael Myers OAM

Founder & Chairman, Re-Engineering Australia Foundation


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