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About COSPAR-K

Australia is buzzing with space conversations. With a new Australian Space Agency (ASA), there’s a momentous research push, an explosion of space-related start-ups and more opportunities than ever for young Australian’s to be part of the journey.

COSPAR-K is a FREE Space STEM Event that will run in partnership with the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program alongside the Scientific Assembly (COSPAR 2021). This dedicated STEM Park will feature an array of interactive experiences and activations specially designed for students, teachers and parents to get hands on and participate in. Industry and government partners will provide opportunities to discover the latest innovations and also provide fun through exploration. We want COSPAR-K to be the space to ignite passion in our future thinkers and leaders.

As the world’s leading space researchers and industries are coming to Australia in January 2021, there exists a once-in-a-generation opportunity to spark the next generation of STEM talent!

Take-Off Dates

Public Days

Friday 29 January – Sunday 31 January 2021

School Group Days

Monday 1 February – Tuesday 2 February 2021

Coordinates

ICC Sydney & Virtual Excursion

ICC Sydney
Level 2, Parkside Ballroom, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Virtual Excursion & COSPAR-K TV will be broadcast via DART Connections

COSPAR-K Missions

We Need Your Help To Achieve Them!

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To inspire and engage with thousands of students from NSW with the hope that these students will:
  • Pursue STEM related school subjects as part of their Higher School Certificate
  • Influence their selection of STEM related university courses
  • Pursue a career in space research or another STEM profession
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Provide a forum for Australian STEM teachers to expand their knowledge of space science and to make connections with other STEM teachers.
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To generate wider interest in Australian space research to parents, volunteers and the general public.
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To profile industry and government initiatives being undertaken in the space science sector.
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Attendance and engagement objectives are:
  • 50% gender split for student attendance and teacher talks
  • 10% indigenous student attendance or online engagement
  • 10% attendance or online engagement from students and teachers from rural and regional NSW
  • 10,000+ post event views

The Importance of STEM Engagement to COSPAR 2021

The skills that learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) bring will be the foundation of the future world economy. These skills, along with enterprise skills such as creativity, critical thinking and digital literacy will be the key to creating a world-leading future workforce in Australia. 50 years on from humankind’s first steps on the Moon, the value of an inspired STEM generation is reflected in our daily lives.

STEM education is critically important for Australia, as over the past decade there has been strong demand requiring workforce skills in STEM areas, while at the same time there has been a fall in students studying these subjects at high school and university. The time for better engagement is now. COSPAR-K provides this opportunity.

COSPAR 2021 is making a deliberate effort to reach out to and motivate young people to pursue STEM careers that will contribute to Australia's evolving high-tech economy as a lasting legacy of this Assembly.


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Official bookings will open on Monday 5 October 2020

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Contact Mission Control

You can reach us from wherever you are in the world by emailing stem@cospar2021.org.