Women in STEM: Future Careers, 21st Century Skills and INDUSTRY Role Models
Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet.
Women in STEM Year 7-10 Conference – August 2019
On the eve of Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7-10 students about Women in STEM.
Zoos Victoria, St Aloysius College and girledworld have teamed up to host two youth events at Melbourne Zoo on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August. Connect your students to female role models and real-world case studies. Help them understand how their choice of school STEM subjects links to the future of work.
Tickets are already selling fast! Cost is $19.00 per student (normal Zoo entry fee) and teachers are free.
Schools are welcome to bring up to 15 students but please register early to avoid missing out.
Through hands-on activities, guest speakers and reflection, this interactive conference will explore:
Female STEM mentors and role models
Real-world case studies of women in STEM
The role of STEM in the future of work
How STEM subjects and courses can lead to future STEM education and careers
How personal strengths, skills and experience can be translated to STEM study and careers
Students will walk away from this conference inspired, educated and excited by relatable real-world STEM mentors and will also tap into their learning, skills and interests to explore their place in STEM.
This program links to THE Victorian Curriculum Level 7–10
Design and Technologies – Technologies and Society
Science – Science as a Human Endeavour
Personal and Social Capability Content Descriptions – Development of Resilience, Collaboration
Critical and Creative Thinking – Questions and Possibilities
Please note vegetarian morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for attending teachers.
Attending students are asked to bring their own rubbish-free lunch.