Power of Engineering
Co-Founder of MakeThink
Krista is a teacher of Science and Biology. In the ridiculously long time she has been an educator she has remained passionate about sharing and inspiring her love of enquiry and wonder in her students and in encouraging them to think! She has worked in Victorian State and private schools and several International schools. She has lectured at LaTrobe University and worked at Melbourne and Monash Universities and is a VCAA exam writer.
Krista is a subject leader for Curious Minds, an annual, federally funded, STEM program for highly able Year 9 and 10 girls from across Australia, where mentorship and project based approaches aim to inspire girls to continue their studies in STEM.
During her eight years as the Head of Science at St.Margaret’s Girl’s School, her work to develop project based approaches in Science from years 7-10 was a contributor in seeing enrolments in VCE Science subjects increase dramatically and to having close to 60% of the students choose STEM based tertiary courses.
Krista is currently the Head of the Cardinia Campus at Glenvale School and the Victorian Head of STEM for the eight Glenvale campuses across the state. The school introduced a timetabled STEM program across years 7-10 in 2018 which is based on project based, interdisciplinary, investigative learning and is seeing a significant growth in student engagement and strong community support.
With ten years experience as a teacher and holding a Masters in Educational Leadership, Lucas is currently working in research and development around STEM in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Through this role he has been involved in building partnerships with schools and industry, as well as preparing and presenting professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders of STEM Education. Lucas is passionate about immersing students in authentic community problems, that allow them to think critically and creatively, while developing the skills and knowledge to enrich the world around them.
Brisbane Grammar School
Has presented STE/AM talks and teacher workshops at three QAMT State Conferences and written articles for the QAMT Journal 2016-2018.
Linda is passionate about STE/AM and student equity to success via Transdisciplinary work and enabling colleagues to do the same.
Linda was our QLD representative for the National Mathematics in Science Partnership Program (2015-2017) via the Office of the Chief Scientist. This involved mentoring and supporting teachers around Australia and creating a STEM-based teacher resource bank with seven other National Reps – whilst teaching.
She holds a Masters’ Degree in Mathematics Curriculum and has taught Senior Mathematics and Middle School Mathematics and Science for over 25 years.
Linda is Panel Chair for Mathematics B QCAA (Brisbane Central Zone), has contributed to the Pearson new External Snr Mathematics textbook series and teaches at Brisbane Grammar School.
Lecturer, RMIT University
Emmaus College, Rockhampton