Katie (founder) has a strong 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.
Katie is currently studying 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 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.
Katie spent 7 years working at University of South Australia developing Sport Science STEM workshops for schools and educators in her role.
Katies role at the University of South Australia was to upskill and run Teacher Professional Learning sessions around integrating GPS into STEM curriuclum.