Girls in STEM


Ford presents Girls in STEAM 2019, a Mathematical Association of Victoria event for girls in Years 9 and 10.

'Empowering curiosity'

For 2020 our event was postponed, and we will not run anything until 2021. Be assured we will be back as soon as possible!

In the mean time you can watch inspiring speakers (select 2018 event) from past events here.

Join us at our 2019 Girls in STEAM event, to hear stories from women whom are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

  • An event for girls in Years 9 to 10.
  • An opportunity to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEAM industries.
  • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEAM based careers.

Join us at our Girls in STEAM event, to hear stories from women whom are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

This event will explore females in STEAM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEAM focused career.

Presenters will share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, the impact of being a female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEAM careers will be addressed. An interactive panel discussion will follow the individual presentations. Student will then participate in two hands on activities that require students to be curious and creative. Students will be provided with a challenging task to apply their curiosity, critical and creative thinking.

Please note that morning tea is provided. Teachers and students will need to BYO lunch.

ting people. She has just returned from France. She also has a family, with two children aged 9 and 11.  

REGISTRATIONS:    Registrations Closed.

DATE:

TBC 2021 (whole day event)

VENUE:

TBC

PROGRAM:

 

9:00am

Registration

9:15am

Opening

9:30am

Expert speakers form different industries tell their stories

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Interactive discussion panel with all experts

11:50am

Rotation Activity Round 1

12:50pm

Lunch: Students and Teachers BYO lunch

1:30pm

Rotation Activity Round 2

2:50pm

Close of program

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS:

I have a real passion for science and would love to become a Geologist, so attending this event allowed me to see what kind of careers I can do in the scientific field.

I found mathematics difficult and couldn't really see why it was important in the long run. I was so wrong!

Be prepared to give things a go, don't worry if you do not know what you want to do in a career, take time to find the thing that you are passionate about but keep on with your STEM studies.
The variety of careers, and understanding that Engineering is not just a few types, but many and varied. Use of Maths is important in those careers.

SPONSORSHIP:

Sponsorship opportunities available, and companies/organisations are also invited to submit expressions of interest to run activities with groups of students.

Please contact Peter Saffin, CEO at psaffin@mav.vic.edu.au.