STEM and Mathematics –a career that makes a difference
- A free virtual session for Year 8 to 12 students interested in STEM and mathematics focused careers
- Learn about why a STEM or mathematics career is worth pursuing
- All schools, students, parents, careers advisors, and STEM teachers welcome.
- Join as a class, family or individually from any location.
STEM and mathematics careers are some of the most valuable, rewarding, and future focused careers on offer. Mathematics study leads to a wide variety of entry points to a host of industries, great salaries, and amazing opportunities, where you will support Australia’s future innovation and economy. Have you thought about where continuing to study mathematics could lead you?
We welcome you to explore the possibilities, with Asha Rao. Asha will share her journey to becoming a mathematician. She has not always wanted to be a mathematician. Like many career journeys, hers has not been linear. Asha identifies that one of the differences in workforce opportunities between men and women is their achievement in mathematics at school. Asha will share with us her efforts to break through this source of inequity.
This presentation will support your decision to study mathematical and STEM subjects. For those who question whether it is worth them taking mathematics subjects any longer than they are required, Asha will change your mind after this inspiring event! Join us and be part of the future.
Download our flier here to find out more.
- Date: Tuesday 16 August
- Time: 5.30 to 6.30pm
- Free lecture for students, parents and teachers – via Zoom
- Register here: www.trybooking.com/BZMUU
About our presenter, Asha Rao:
Indian-Australian Professor and Associate Dean at RMIT, and former Interim Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), Professor Asha Rao was inducted into the 2021 Victorian Honour Roll of Women in the Trailblazer category. She is passionate about mathematics and gender issues that stymie the progress of women and girls in STEM careers. As the founding chair of Women in Maths, Prof. Rao has put in place several initiatives to improve gender equity within the mathematical sciences in Australia. She is champion for the mathematics and STEM industries, and inspiring others to follow her path.