Today concluded the successful 2019 STEM camp for girls.
This event saw 60 female students, aged from 15 to 17, come together to learn more about STEM and the opportunities a career in STEM offers them.
The annual camp gives high-achieving teenage girls the opportunity to get involved in hands-on activities that encourage them to collaborate, be creative, and learn how to think about solving real-world problems – skills that are essential for any STEM professional.
At the closing ceremony today, I heard stories from the girls about how the camp had changed their thinking about STEM careers and encouraged them to more actively consider STEM options.
WIN News featured the camp and you can watch the news item here:
A great many people are involved in making such an event a success and I wanted to acknowledge their hard work and passion. Firstly a big thank you to Kinne Ring and Katie Wiechert who were the main organisers of the camp. Other people involved in the camp’s organisation were Julie Curcio and Rebecca Wearne (who were an enormous help with catering 3 meals a day for 60 girls) and Carly Evans (who chaired an industry panel today). The activities were run by Justine Calleja and Gene Awyzio and our STEM ambassadors.
Finally, we are thankful for the sponsorship of the event by our industry partners including BlueScope, the NSW Government Transport for NSW, Adelaide Brighton Ltd, TransGrid, MIEngineers and Open Systems Education Trust.
Thank you once again to everyone for making it such a successful event.
Professor Valerie Linton
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences