STEM Sisters Project Update

Gippsland Tech School


STEM Sister students spent the day at Gippsland Tech School getting a taste of digital technologies. There were three sessions run on the day with workshops in:

  • 3D Design and Laser Cutting
  • Virtual Reality
  • Coding and Robotics

“It is was really great to experience different technologies and the animation activity was so fun”

– Loganne, Wonthaggi Secondary College

Foodbytes Challenge

The three Gippsland LLENs partnered with the Gippsland Tech School and Latrobe Health Assembly to deliver a 3 day design thinking camp. Schools from all over Gippsland competed in teams on a challenge project.

Project Brief: Develop a communication response in any form (song,
animation, documentary, short film, app, game etc) to the following brief:

“Communicate to young people in the Latrobe Valley the importance of nutrition, exercise and wellbeing to a healthy lifestyle”

Congratulations to all of the schools who attended, it was fantastic to see such creativity and personal growth.

Inspiring Young STEM Sisters

Passion, Possibilities and Perspective – women from a range of different careers came together to share their journeys, advice, education and workplace experiences with Year 10 girls as part of the STEM Sisters program.

The networking lunch was such a valuable experience for both students and mentors. The career conversations and mentoring that occurred has provided students with inspiration and newfound knowledge about local STEM jobs.

A massive congratulations to Year 11 students (from last year’s program) Isla, Maddie and Shakira from Leongatha Secondary College who were MCs for the day. We are so proud of your efforts and ongoing leadership!

To our guest speakers Dr Amy Cosby, Gemma Martin, Dr Rebecca McIntosh, Louise Piljic, Annie Cox and all of the women and their organisations who supported this event – THANK YOU!! Beach Energy, AusNet Services, Phillip Island Nature ParksMonash University, Clayton campusBass Coast Shire, Metro Quarry Group, Food & Fibre Gippsland and Agri-tech Education and Innovation.

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