STEM, Australia

Team Name: 
STEM, Australia

A visual narrative, highlighting the importance of STEM education for Australia's future.

Current and future generations of Australians face a variety of challenges of a magnitude never before faced by humanity.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) skills and education will be crucial to serving humanities ability to overcome what lies ahead.

 

The application walks the user through a few problems facing Australia, and how they relate to STEM education in Australia’s future.

Repo: https://github.com/danwild/stem-australia

Related Data helper repo: https://github.com/danwild/stem-australia-helper

Live at: http://au.stralia.io

 

Video: https://youtu.be/Rzx0iQ6OyjM

 

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Australian Climate Observations Reference Network - Surface Air Temperature Dataset
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
CLIMATE PAGE: Distilled the observations dump file into a 5mb JSON file containing annual mean aggregates to visualise time-series of min/max temperature data over 100 year period at a given location. Also wrote some spaghetti code to help to manipulate XML data: https://github.com/danwild/stem-australia-helper
Dataset Name: 
Australian Energy Statistics
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Industry
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
ENERGY PAGE: Time series of visualisation supply/demand of power in Australia, break down by types (renewable/non-renewable etc.)
Dataset Name: 
Births, Australia, 2014
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
RESOURCES PAGE: Population clock simulation visualise projected rate of population growth. Uses projection figures outlined in ABS’s population clock: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/94713ad445ff1425ca25682000192af2/1647509ef7e25faaca2568a900154b63?OpenDocument
Dataset Name: 
3101.0 - Australian Demographic Statistics, Dec 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
RESOURCES PAGE: Birth by state, used to inform the probability of ping location on a map when birth or death is simulated.
Event Location: 
Launceston