Using sport to engage students in STEM education for deeper learning!
Katie (founder) has a solid personal and professional connection to the company's goal, which is to get kids excited about the potential of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths). She has lived the journey as a student looking for a different engaging curriculum, as a teacher using integrative methods to engage students, and now as a researcher documenting her journey.
Her reserach and integrated curriuclum has earned her the following recent awards:
2021 Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award
2020 STEMM Educator of the year finalist award
2020 Women in Innovation Winnovation Award Winner: Maths and Data Category
2020 Women in Innovation Winnovation Award Finalist: Open Category
Katie is currently studying for a Doctor of Education at the University of South Australia. Her research revolves around the principle of using sport and technology as a vehicle to develop student's learning, confidence, literacy, and STEM skills in both primary and secondary settings.
Her current part-time role as the Adelaide Football Club STEMfooty program manager involves developing the bespoke STEMfooty program and linking it directly to the ACARA curriculum. As well as this role, Katie also has worked previous Lecturing students in Education at the University of South Australia.
Katie has developed the STEMfooty program for the AFC. She was invited to share the program's positive success in an episode of the interview series, the Gender Narrative, supporting the rise of females in the STEM space.
The series aimed to provide a diverse viewpoint of the women and men, who are championing diversity and equality in traditionally male-dominated industries or roles. Investigate how to shift our conversations from an “us + them” or “he + she” mentality to an inclusive approach on getting the best fit for a role, regardless of gender.