Last week in this place I spoke about Galen College and the achievement of their VEX Robotics team in representing Australia in the inaugural Kibo Robotic Programming Challenge.

I also had the pleasure to meet online with Jackie and Bob Carpenter, founders of the award-winning team at One Giant Leap Australia who deliver numerous engaging STEM programs across Australia.

One Giant Leap engages with 2500 students from 84 schools every month, and each year they take a delegation of Australian students, teachers and parents on an exciting field trip to Space Camp USA.

Jackie and Bob use their exceptional network of astronauts and specialists in all things astronomical, to nurture the development of space enthusiasts in Australia.  At a time where space science is breaking new frontiers, their vision is not just to excite students to pursue careers in science and technology, but to develop leadership, creative and lateral thinking, team building and resilience.  I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Victorian students in this ‘space’.