Viewbank College’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Project Leader, Ms Veena Nair, has received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, in the 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
Ms Nair is a leading educator in STEM with more than 20 years’ experience teaching science-based subjects across three different countries – India, the United Arab Emirates and now Australia.
She has been a key instigator of numerous initiatives to improve the quality of STEAM education not only for her own students, but for students across Australia. She collaborates with industry leaders and academics to introduce STEAM careers to her students, aligning technology and education.
Ms Nair’s passion for discovering innovative ways of making STEAM more engaging has helped increase the number of students who receive first-round offers to study engineering and technology subjects at university, especially young females and students from diverse backgrounds.