Encouraging young women to choose Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is becoming increasingly more important and underpins many industries. The STEM Sisters program aims to expose Year 10 girls to STEM and encourage STEM subject selection in senior years.
This is an ongoing project and each year we offer places to each secondary school within South Gippsland and Bass Coast.
Activities of the 2018 & 2019 program:
- Westernport Water Investigation Project (Research Project)
- BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge (Mentor and Research Based Project)
- Engineers without Borders (3 Day camp at Melbourne Uni)
- Phillip Island Seal Spotter Project (Research Project)
- Loreal Women in Science Conference
- STEM Education Conference Sydney
- Inspiring Young STEM Sisters
- Gippsland Tech School Taster Day
- Federation University Taster Day
- Foodbytes Challenge
- Research with Monash Health
STEM Sister Ambassadors
STEM Sister Ambassadors are women working in STEM fields. Ambassadors can get involved in one or more activities to help mentor students.
Activities may include:
- Attend an Inspiring Young STEM Sisters event where you will mentor students by sharing your career journey and answer questions about your career and experiences over lunch and activities. You may also like to be a guest speaker at this event.
- Mentor students on a research project specific to your field of work. Some of our past ambassadors have mentored students on seal research, medical research and anaerobic digestion research.
- Become a guest speaker. Some of our ambassadors have become guest speakers for events and invited to schools to speak and run activities.