The STEM in Defence Summit will focus on the overwhelming need for Defence to encourage, harness and progress its relationship with the Education sector. Specifically, the emergence of STEM education as an essential industry in the future is of utmost importance.
The overlap between STEM and Defence is obvious. From the development of vehicles and weaponry to the construction and maintenance of key defence infrastructure, STEM is a natural fit for Defence; it is imperative that the industry identifies this and supports the potential of young people within education.
For this reason, ADM will be collating key thought-leaders and practitioners from the DoD, industry and Education to understand the need for a national STEM policy in Defence, the current pathways from education into both the department of Defence and Defence industry, how industry are utilising their connections and cultivating new relationships with Australia’s most prevalent educational institutions and how proactive attitudes now will elevate Australia’s standing as a global player in both Education and Defence.
This event is the first of its kind in the country and will be imperative for all members of Defence, Defence Industry and Education sectors.
Past speakers include:
Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Defence
Dr Ian Dagley
Chief of Science Partnerships and Engagement, DST Group, Department of Defence
Brigadier Chris Mill
Director General Modernisation - Army, Department of Defence
First Assistant Secretary – Strategy Policy and Intelligence Initiatives, Department of Defence
Director - Human Resources, BAE Systems
Captain Jenny Daetz
Director – Education and Training, Australian Defence Force Academy
Industry Development Officer, ME Program
Director - Defence Industries, TAFER SA
CEO, Code Club Australia
Dr Michael Myers OAM
Executive Chairman, Re-Engineering Australia
CEO and Chief Engineer Defence & Aerospace, SYPAQ Systems
Director of Diversity Directorate, Department of Defence
Senior Manager - University Relations, Boeing
Air Vice-Marshal Tony Needham AM
Department of Defence
Major Brian Merton
Specialist Recruitment - Engineering, Department of Defence
Director- Human Resources, Navantia Australia
Assistant Secretary Defence Industry, Department of Defence