The STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) program is a partnership between schools, industry, business, government, universities, the vocational education sector and other key stakeholders. The SISP program has established Academies of STEM Excellence in nine regional locations around NSW.
Academies of STEM Excellence are learning communities usually consisting of a hub secondary school working collaboratively with their partner primary schools. They aim to improve STEM knowledge within the community and inspire students to develop a passion for STEM.
The Murrumbidgee Academy of STEM Excellence (MASE) is based at Murrumbidgee Regional High School (MRHS). The focus areas for MASE are Agri-Tech, Advanced Manufacturing and the Virtual STEM Academy.
Virtual STEM Academy
The NSW Virtual STEM Academy is based at Murrumbidgee Regional High School. The program enables students from across New South Wales to connect virtually and solve global, national and local STEM challenges while developing their collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The Virtual STEM Academy aims to provide equal access to STEM learning for under-represented and disadvantaged students in regional, rural and remote areas across Australia.
The MRHS robotics team builds student’s skills in engineering, programming, 3D modelling, 3D printing, video production and presentation skills. It challenges students to compete at school, regional, state, national and international levels and gives them access to international experts in engineering and coding.
The coding club is an opportunity for our students to learn to program. The students meet at lunchtimes to explore computer languages and processes and then pitch their skills against the best in the country at the National Computer Science School Coding Awards.