Connecting local businesses and schools to collaborate on STEM research could help keep young people in regional towns, according to Eyre Peninsula local Kellie Taylor.

Kellie, an analytical chemist based in Cummins, is seeking funding to launch a two-year pilot program to use the high school research projects as a way to connect local students and businesses.

Under the program, senior students would partner with local businesses to undertake research projects with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) as part of the school curriculum. Students would explore STEM solutions that businesses otherwise wouldn’t have time to investigate further – an example being the development of an app to help a business address production bottlenecks.

Full story courtesy of In Daily, Friday 3 July 2020  – Moves to Lead Eyre Peninsula Youth Down Local Career Pathways