The Girls in STEM program is centered around the tagline "you can't be what you can't see" aiming to shift the perception of STEM for young women by focusing on providing young women with access to mentors, experiences and skill development in a focused and supported environment. Students are able to explore STEM experiences which may influence future career choices.
Utilising the design thinking model, the program is embedded in industry connections, students engage with:
- STEM Industry (site visit): knowledge, skills and processes
- Skill Development (Industry led): lab work, technology and process
- Problem Solving - Real World: application, problem and issue
- Pathways: female role models, industry options, Federation and TAFE pathway connections/exposure
Girls who participated in 2019 are able to participate again in 2020.
Names can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org