Girls in STEM 2018

BE INSPIRED BY STORIES OF SUCCESS IN STEM CAREERS

girls in stem workingAn event for girls in Year 9 and 10 the chance to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEM. These women are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

This event will explore females in STEM careers with a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from four leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

Presenters will share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, the impact of being a female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers.

An interactive panel discussion will follow.

Student will also be engaged with three hands-on learning activities brought to you our partners:

WHO

Year 9 and 10 girls who are interested in pursuing a future in STEM careers.

WHEN

Tuesday 24 July 2018, 9am-3.15pm

WHERE

La Trobe University, Bendigo

COST

$15 per student. Payment must be made prior to the event.

REGISTRATION

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DRAFT PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:15

 

Registration

9:15 - 9:45

 

Welcome

9:45

 

Industry Expert 1

   

Industry Expert 2

   

Industry Expert 3

   

Industry Expert 4

10:30

 

Morning tea

11:00

 

Interactive panel discussion

                 

11:30

 

Transition to activities

11:40

 

Activity Rotation 1

12:30

 

Transition

12:35

 

Activity Rotation 2

1:25

 

Lunch

2:10

 

Activity Rotation 3

3:00

 

Closing

3:15

 

Finish

Student Testimonials:

I have a real passion for science and would love to become a Geologist, so attending this event allowed me to see what kind of careers I can do in the scientific field.

I found mathematics difficult and couldn't really see why it was important in the long run. I was so wrong!

Be prepared to give things a go, don't worry if you do not know what you want to do in a career, take time to find the thing that you are passionate about but keep on with your STEM studies.
The variety of careers, and understanding that Engineering is not just a few types, but many and varied. Use of Maths is important in those careers.

Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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