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Engage with STEM Girls

Nominated students attend two Inquiry Days at a University of South Australia campus and the STEM Girls conference. Initially, the girls engage in authentic STEM learning with like-minded peers from other schools in the local community. During the two day STEM conference in Adelaide, STEM Girls come together from all five campus clusters to continue their STEM learning, networking and exploration of careers.

STEM Ambassadors are teachers who advocate STEM pathways for girls and identify educational opportunities to promote STEM careers. STEM Ambassadors mentor the STEM Girls and facilitate information sharing with the wider female community in their school. Prior to the commencement of the program, STEM Ambassadors are invited to a cluster networking function to meet other STEM Ambassadors and share experiences to support each other.

Year 12 STEM Girls participants are invited to a University sponsored International Women’s Day Breakfast. Girls will listen to accomplished female speakers, reconnect with each other and with the STEM Girls Champion. 

Program overview

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    Cancelled

     

     

  • Inquiry day 2 minus-thick plus-thick

    DnA and Career Conversations

    DnA is a Data and Analysis program that will provide students with the opportunity to explore concepts and applications across Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

    Students will use mathematical modelling to explore epidemiological applications and investigate how data is used to inform strategic responses.

    Techniques of gel electrophoresis and chromatography are used to investigate DNA profiling and applications.

    Career Conversations will allow the girls to explore their career aspirations, and to meet and engage with female STEM professionals. The girls will have the opportunity to ask their own questions.

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    The STEM Girls two day conference is the culmination event that brings all STEM Girls together.  STEM Girls from all five clusters are provided with the opportunity to meet, build relationships, develop and practice networking skills, and to visit STEM industries.

    The STEM Girls Conference has three major components:

    Networking seminar

    Girls from all five clusters have the opportunity to meet and network. During the seminar, the STEM Girls will be guided through the principles of networking and communication and examine strategies for pursuing future opportunities and developing successful careers. The exploration of careers continues with information on application writing, resume development and interview skills.

    STEM Ambassador networking seminar

    Concurrent to the STEM Girls networking seminar is an Ambassador seminar, where STEM Ambassadors network and explore cutting edge research with UniSA STEM and research professors.

    Networking dinner

    Students will meet, hear from and network with women in STEM careers. The STEM Girls Champion and keynote speakers will share their STEM journeys with the girls. The event provides the STEM Girls with an opportunity to practice their communication and networking skills, and to make valuable connections with STEM professionals.

    Industry Day

    The Industry Day showcases some of South Australia’s STEM industries and introduces students to women who work for these companies. Girls visit at least three sites to view the industry’s practices, processes and to learn about career opportunities.

2020 program dates

Cluster Campus Location

STEM Ambassador
Welcome Function

4.00 - 4.30pm

Inquiry Day 1

Cancelled

Inquiry Day 2

9.00am - 4.00pm

STEM Girls Conference

Mawson Lakes 1

Thursday

14 May

via Zoom link

Cancelled

Monday 3 August

Cancelled

Mawson Lakes 2

Thursday

14 May

via Zoom link

Cancelled

Tuesday 4 August

Magill

Thursday

14 May

via Zoom link

Cancelled

Thursday 6 August

Whyalla

Monday

11 May

via Zoom link

Cancelled

Tuesday 28 July

Mt Gambier

Monday

 4 May

via Zoom link

Cancelled

Tuesday 11 August

Bookings

No bookings are currently available for this program.