Genevieve Firmer is an energetic and innovative science educator. From remote schools with limited resources to tech savvy classrooms, she has experience in F-10 science and STEM, senior chemistry, senior biology and curriculum leadership.
Gen is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney focused on how curriculum influences classroom practice. From this research, she is developing evidence-based, open-access teaching & learning resources for senior chemistry. She is passionate about engaging students in relevant and genuine scientific inquiry, project-based learning and two-way learning. She is excited about the potential of emerging technologies and how the imaginations of young people can put them to all kinds of uses that will one day make the world a better place.
As a Future Anything Workshop Facilitator, Gen leads our engaging student-facing workshops, including Flare, Spark and Ignite, our one-, two- and five-day workshops for school students in Years 5 – 12. She takes young people from looking inward at personal passions and lived experiences, igniting their enterprising mindsets to analyse the real-world problems that matter to them, before ideating, prototyping and pitching impactful solutions.