Girls in STEM


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

'Empowering curiosity'

 

You can watch inspiring speakers from our 2018 here.

 

The 2021 event will proced as either a face-toface event or virtual event in accoridance with COVID-19 restictions and COVID safe plans.

 

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.

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

Presenters  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 is addressed. An interactive panel discussion follows the individual presentations. Student  participate in hands on activities that require students to be curious and creative. 

Please note that morning tea is provided. Teachers and students will need to BYO lunch. (This is subject to change according to COVID safe plans)

 

REGISTRATIONS:    Registrations Closed.

DATE:

Friday 18 June (TBC)

VENUE:

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School or Virtual

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.