STEM career workshop for girls

stem_studio_logoSTEM Studio is free one-day event that encourages female high school students to consider uptake of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) study and careers paths. Students from years 8/9 will spend the day at the South Australian Museum and get an exclusive view into the work of the Museum and Flinders University. Each group will:

  • go behind the scenes at the Museum
  • ask questions
  • take part in a hands-on activity
  • be mentored by a female staff member

STEM Studio aims to attract introduce girls to the range of STEM skills in use at the Museum to demonstrate why continuing to study subjects in science, maths, engineering and technology is an investment in critical thinking, learning for life and career paths. Increased STEM skills in the community is important for making sense of complex issues and contributing to key parts of the Australian economy including mining, advanced manufacturing and food production. As the new STEM resource portal developed by DFEEST explains:

STEM skills intermingle, diverge, working in parallel and partnership to touch every aspect of our daily life. From what we eat and how we travel to the medicines that keep us healthy and the energy powering this device on which you’re currently reading this.

In this special one-day conference during National Science Week, students will have the opportunity to learn about marine sciences, chemistry and ecology and why these areas matter. By partnering with the Museum and Flinders University, students have the opportunity to meet people from a range of backgrounds in different careers.

The first STEM Studio will be held for limited numbers on Tuesday 13th August. More information is available in our STEM_Studio_flyer. If you are interested in finding out more, or perhaps participating in future studios, please register your interest here.

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  1. This is a fantastic idea and a stimulating way to engage young women in pursuing science, maths, engineering or technology as a career option.

  2. Reblogged this on Sapphicscientist's Blog and commented:
    This is a fantastic idea and a stimulating way to engage young women in pursuing science, maths, engineering or technology as a career option

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