The Advanced Technology Project is an initiative funded from the Commonwealth by the Department of Defence and managed by the Department for Education and Child Development with professional development provided by the Australian Science and Mathematics School.
The Project aims to increase the number of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and increase the pool of young people ready to move from school into higher or further education, apprenticeships, scholarships etc and Industry. The Project also aims to increase employer awareness of their options for recruiting young people.
There are nineteen schools involved in the program based in the northern, southern and western metropolitan regions including independent and catholic schools.
For more information on the Advanced Technology Project :
- Speak with the ATP Manager, VET Coordinator or Careers Adviser in your school.
- Speak with the Advanced Technology Industry Broker
Ms Pam Gerrard Department for Education and Child Development
Visit the Advanced Technology web site – http://dlb.sa.edu.au/atmoodle
Underdale High student involvement has included:
- Robotics in Year 8 for all students
- STEM units including Catapults and Water Rockets
- Robotics/Stem semester course in Year 9
- Building and Testing Electric cars
- Megacity Project
- Aurecon Bridge building competition
- Science and Engineering Challenge
- University Excursions including UniSA Connect, University of Adelaide Tech School, Engineering Ingenuity Expo, Women in Technology.