We are dedicated to spreading our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and the Social Sciences to young Australians to create a bold future where our young people are empowered, critical thinkers who create positive change. By hosting entertaining, and educational events and by providing ‘Do it at home’ STEM kits, we hope to create an Australia filled with self-driven and inspired young leaders whose collaboration will construct a future with environmentally sustainable growth industries through future technologies.
To spread our passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and the Social Sciences to young Australians to create a bold future where our young people are empowered, critical thinkers who create positive change.
An Australia filled with self-driven and inspired young leaders whose collaboration will construct a future with environmentally sustainable growth industries through future technologies.
To host entertaining, and educational events for young people in Western Australia and to create opportunities for them to express their passions.
Chairperson | Information & Digital Media
Josh studied Cybersecurity at TAFE and is pursuing a combined Engineering and Science degree (honours) majoring in Automation and Robotics at UWA! He has a passion for computer science, robotics, music and food. He currently sits on the Vincent Youth Council and will be joining the Children and Youth Advisory Group.
Secretary | Commerce, Business, ICT
Jessica Todd holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA, and has worked in the ICT sector since 2013. Over the years Jessica has worked on various programs involving STEM and Education. She is committed to about helping young people gain access to experiences, mentors and insights to support their STEM pathways. In particular Jess is passionate about supporting young people who face barriers or disadvantages and equal access to opportunities to a STEM future.
Treasurer | CPA
Mia is a corporate accountant with over 10 years experience in the accounting industry. She has been working for a few engineering companies in charge of overall finance as well as managing various projects. She would like to meet new people, and to be a part of a community to help young kids explore their strength and passions.
Reporting and Audit Officer | GAICD FGIA
Richard has extensive experience in the mining sector and has held various leadership positions in BHP, providing advice and leading global and regional transformation projects. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has always loved mathematics, science and technology. And as a kid, he would always take apart everything to see how they worked —and then try to put them back together. Through Perth STEM, he wishes to support young people who share his passion.
Ordinary Committee Member | Computer Science
Cody is a hobbyist game developer and software engineer that is here to show our younger generations the fun of computers and programming. He gives his time to Perth STEM to be able to show children about the world of technology and to give an insight to our next generation into the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Ordinary Committee Member | Arts
Josh is an avid enjoyer of the arts, with keen interests in photography and passion. He plans to further his skillset at Curtin University. Josh has a keen interest in engaging with his community and helping out in our Committee. Using his art skills, he builds Perth STEM’s brand and image by coordinating our marketing effort as our head of marketing.
Fundraising Officer | Finance
Nathan is a finance student at Curtin University with a passion for investment and making a positive impact on the world. He immensely values the importance of community involvement in his career and he strives to improve the life and opportunities of others.
Advisor | Business, Engineering
Raymond is an engagement manager working for Amazon Web Services with over 16 years of experience in the mining industry. He is a mechatronics engineer who has held various technical and leadership roles in mining and technology. Raymond will be joining us as a committee member and will take on the responsibility of Perth STEM’s business development.
Message from our Chairperson
We are forever grateful to all our volunteers, patrons and supporters for helping us to begin Perth STEM’s incredible journey to create a bold future.
Creating a company, business or organisation is never easy. Let alone a not-for-profit incorporated association. Yet, we, a group of High-School, TAFE and University kids created one, and what an adventure it has been so far, and we are very excited to see where it brings us.
We created Perth STEM with a simple goal; to bring young people together, and to show them the vast array of wonders that is science and technology.
How we started
Naturally, being kids and young adults ourselves, we were embraced by ego and enormous hopes and dreams. We then looked in our pockets and realised there was no way we could afford this with a couple mere coins.
So, then we realised we needed help, we spent weeks searching and organising support for our dream to help our community. We were so young however, no organisation wanted to help us.
Then we found the City of Vincent’s Youth Development Grants, which has allowed all of this to happen. We are super grateful, and we share our warm embraces to the City of Vincent for helping us build our new STEM community.
Soon after that, we got contacted by the Marina Mindarie Hotel, asking us to do events there. For us that was incredible, it was a fantastic opportunity for us to host more events and to grow Perth STEM’s name around Western Australia. This just made us much more passionate and excited about what we do.
Our plans for the future
We would love to grow Perth STEM into an organisation that is able to consistently grow and
hold events in and around Perth. We are currently in talks with Marina Mindarie Hotel about running consistent gigs there to help us raise funds for more exhilarating events.
We would also love to hold workshops and create small ‘hackerspace’ days where everyone of all groups and ages can share their creations with everyone else and collaborate on interesting and fun projects.
At this stage, we would also like to find new sponsors, members and volunteers so we can continue to host these fun and exciting events, but also create new programmes such as hackathons and makerspaces.
I look forward to seeing you all at our future events.