Engaging Students in STEM

Keynote Address

Presented by

Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE
Science Ambassador


As Chief Scientist of Western Australia for seven years and more recently I had the privilege of seeing many examples of great teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) throughout our schools.

I will cite examples of programs, within and beyond the classroom, to help ensure a better future for young Western Australians in a fast changing world in which STEM know-how will be the fore.


Intended Audience:

Those interested in STEM, General Primary, Junior Primary, Middle / Upper Primary, Middle Secondary (7 – 10), Senior Secondary (11 – 12)


About the Presenter:

After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Professor Lyn Beazley built an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage, with much of her investigations undertaken at The University of Western Australia.

Currently Lyn Beazley is the Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Science at Murdoch University.

As Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013, Lyn advised the Western Australian Government on science, innovation and technology as well as fulfilling the role of science ambassador locally, nationally and internationally. In 2009, Lyn was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia and was honoured to be inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lyn was amazed and delighted to be named the WA Australian of the Year for 2015 and is thrilled to be Patron of the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA) and LabNetWest.


Connect with Professor Lyn Beazley:

Twitter: @lynbeazley

Join Professor Lyn Beazley at the ECAWA 2018 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.