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Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

Australia needs more highly skilled technical people

The current patron of the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation, Dr Peter Farrell, the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of ResMed, says "Australia needs more highly skilled technical people who are willing to think and be creative. Consider any innovation and no doubt it has been developed by people who have a firm grasp of the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But how do you make these subjects challenging and desirable to our young people? You have to make them relevant and exciting... and that is exactly what the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation is doing. Their programs combine world-best technology with applied learning and collaboration with industry. They are causing maths and science classes to fill up, and students are asking for after school classes and being able to go to school during their holidays."

The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1998 with the objective to establish a series of stepping stone activities which would form a pathway of encouragement along which students could progress – with each step adding to their interest and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, trades and professions.