National Colloquium – STEMS: Putting Statistics into STEM in the Data Age

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The Statistical Society of Australia, via its Statistics Education Section, is developing a platform for the transformation of Statistics Education in Australia at school and at university, in response to an increasingly massive demand for statisticians and an equally massive shortfall in supply.

WHAT: Two-day colloquium and workshop for primary-secondary-tertiary educators, government and industry leaders and all interested parties

WHEN: 2 – 3 June, 2016

WHERE: University of Technology Sydney

Registration: Early Bird (closes 30 April). NOTE – FREE for primary/secondary school teachers (still must register) see

Please consider the program at, which includes speakers & representatives from:

  • Harvard University
  • Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Qantas

and will include a Panel Discussion session including Q&A floor discussion, followed by exploration of ideas and a workshop to develop and initiate a plan of action for progressing Statistics education in Australia.

The event will inform and engage primary education, secondary education, tertiary education, government and industry leaders and all interested parties about the need to re-imagine Statistics curricula for K-12, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in data-dependent disciplines to create the next generation of Statistics and Data Science graduates, and initiate and commence an action plan.

Registration and program details are now available at

  • Primary and Secondary School Teachers attend for FREE, but must still register.
  • Other attendees:
    • Early Bird $84: closes 30 April 2016.
    • $120 thereafter

Please also consider the FREE pre-colloquium seminar 1 June 2016 at UTS thanks to the NSW Branch Statistical Society. Speaker: Dr Peter Howley, see


National Colloquium - STEMS: Putting Statistics into STEM in the Data Age
When: 02/06/2016 - 03/06/2016
Time: 8:00 am
Cost: free or from $84.00
Location: University of Technology Sydney, Guthrie Theatre,
702-730 Harris St ,
NSW 2007

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