The STEM Sisters project was launched on Friday 13th October at AGL Energy in Traralgon. It was attended by 140 year 9 students from 20 different schools ranging all the way from Wonthaggi to Mallacoota and all the Gippsland regions. In addition there were 64 industry guests; women from a diverse range of industries working in STEM fields, who participated as mentors and ambassadors supporting students on the day.
It was a fantastic event encouraging young women to consider a STEM pathway. The Q&A session panel and keynote speaker Justine Barrett are inspiring role models who really engaged the audience sharing their experiences in the workforce and career journeys. There were hands on activities using STEM resources provided by the SGTSA and a science experiment demonstration facilitated by Fed Uni.
The three Gippsland LLENs have demonstrated their strong partnership in the development of this initiative. A big congratulations to Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN for their lead in conceptualising this project. Thank you to all the businesses and mentors who volunteered and contributed their time and support at the launch.
If you are interested in becoming a STEM Sisters Ambassador please contact Monti on 5622 5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools who attended the launch include:
Wonthaggi Secondary College Korumburra Secondary College Leongatha Secondary College Kurnai College Churchill Campus Orbost Secondary College Mallacoota P-12 College Yarram Secondary College Maffra Secondary College Gippsland Grammar School Swifts Creek Secondary College Nagle College Lakes Entrance Secondary College Bairnsdale Secondary College Trafalgar Secondary School Drouin Secondary CollegeFlinders Christian Community College – Traralgon Campus Kurnai CollegeTraralgon College Lavalla Catholic College Warragul Regional CollegeMelina Bath MP Harriet Shing MP EnergyAustralia Latrobe Valley AuthorityFederation University VIATEC Baw Baw Shire Council Bass Coast Shire Council GippsDairy West Gippsland Catchment Management AuthorityTelstra Engie Latrobe Valley Drafting Southern Rural Water Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group Agriculture Victoria Latrobe Community Health Service Patties