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León de la Barra, Bernardo

Dr León de la Barra has been one of the main driving forces behind the STEM education movement in Tasmania. His STEM education work has been funded locally, nationally and internationally. He designed and continues to populate the content of http://www.utas.edu.au/stem, an interactive portal seeking to highlight and promote the importance of STEM education for Tasmania and Australia’s future. During 2012, he has also been actively involved in the “Attraction” and “R&D” Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) working groups that seek to increase the representation of women in the resources sector to 25 % by 2020. Bernardo’s research interests include K-12 STEM education and its role in attracting more girls and students from low SES, regional and rural communities to the STEM fields. Bernardo was awarded a 2009 University of Tasmania’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Engagement in the category of Creative Partnerships with the Community.

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