Engineers Australia – April 2014: Pages 42-49 By Desi Corbett The majority of countries are supporting well established science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) national programs, while the federal government is yet to mull over a cohesive strategy. Industry groups, professional bodies and the chief scientist have all called for a national STEM strategy that will encourage children’s interest in engineering and ultimately ensure a vibrant and economic future for this country. But our school students continue to fall behind in skills competency, the states run a wide but disparate range of school student programs, support is lacking for STEM skilled teachers and we continue to deliver inadequate messaging that fails to attract more females into engineering. For the full story, click here.