We are so proud of all of our STEM Teams but huge congratulations go to
Maddi, Ruby and Ella. We look forward to celebrating this occasion along
with our other prize winners, Eli and Dustin in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Together in partnership with you, All Saints aims to take our students from
full engagement in learning to empowerment to make a difference in our
world. It was lovely to see their work recognised by BCE, please see below
an excerpt from BCE and Deputy Executive Director Dr Doug Ashleigh.
All Saints Parish Primary School Albany Creek took the top award at the
STEM MAD National Competition in The Future is STEM Primary category
with their invention Airborne Ambulance, which delivers medicine and
uses video conferencing technology to aid those requiring urgent
paramedic care.BCE Deputy Executive Director Dr Doug Ashleigh said he was in awe of the
quality of student entries and the focus on saving lives in emergencies.“Some teams proposed inventions which could aimed to prevent fatal
road accidents during flooding events, and assist people during natural
disasters,” he said.“Our students truly heard the call to make a difference in others' lives this
year. One entry even alerts drivers about flooded roads ahead.Dr Ashleigh said the STEM MAD National competition combines STEM
learning with the ethos in Catholic schools to help students make a
difference.“BCE schools challenge students to not only be innovative and creative in
the world of STEM, but also look at opportunities for real-world outcomes.
It is truly inspiring to see.“I cannot help but to be in awe of our student’s awareness of issues
in society and creativeness in developing solutions, is what makes the
STEM MAD National competition so unique.“Not only are students provided the opportunity to make real world
impact with their inventions, but the entries also highlight the amazing gifts
and ingenuity of BCE students in the field of STEM.“These inventions are ground-breaking, and I would like to congratulate
the BCE National STEM MAD competition winners for 2022, and I hope this
competition will inspire many of you to pursue careers in STEM after
school.”Dr Ashleigh added STEM jobs are in high demand as we see a global shift
towards digitization, automation, and sustainability.“BCE schools are full of talented students who are all set to use their skills
in analytics, problem-solving, research, attention to detail and research to
forge themselves future STEM careers,” he said.