Suzy Urbaniak

Suzy Urbaniak

CoRE Learning Foundation

 Suzy is the creator, developer and promoter of CoRE (Centre of Resources Excellence), a contemporary learning model based in STEM and enterprise skill learning which facilitates student awareness of career prospects beyond 2025. Suzy’s motto is #therealclassroom where science and engineering is ‘doing’, not passively completing work sheets or prescriptive science practicals. Her learning environment is analogous to an industry work situation and the students work collaboratively in a project based learning scenario, to

develop their enterprise skills and become active, organic and #lifelonglearning global citizens. A former geologist, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Dip Ed Secondary. In 2016, Suzy won the PrimeMinister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, in 2018 she was inducted into the Western Australian Womens Hall of Fame, in 2019 she was part of the expert working group for the Women in STEM Decadal Plan and in 2020 was awarded the Australian of the Year Western Australian Local Hero.