Women in STEM: Future Careers, 21st Century Skills and Role Models
Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet.
On the eve of Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7–10 students by connecting them with real-world STEM mentors and case studies.
This conference is especially for secondary schools and hosted by Zoos Victoria and girledworld at Melbourne Zoo.
Through hands-on activities, guest speakers and reflection, this 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.