How ‘Makers Empire’ develops students’ spatial reasoning and design thinking skills, improving STEM learning outcomes and increasing students’ chances of future STEM success.



A presentation by Lap Leung.

Makers Empire is working with the Advanced Manufacturing industry in Queensland to build up workforce needs in primary and lower secondary schools. Lap also shared an insight into the way Makers Empire is working with both teachers and schools to encourage student participation in projects that involve Advanced Manufacturing solving real world problems. This increased understanding of the possibilities for careers in this sector allows teachers to identify the skills students need to develop.

Lap also shares other examples of industry projects the Makers Empire is involved with, including the Andy Thomas Space Foundation, the Australian Space Agency. Their Space Program is expanding to over 65 schools in 2023.