This conference will enable 120 Year 9 and 10 girls from disadvantaged schools in Melbourne’s west to meet local and international female STEM career role models.
The two day event comprises: key note speakers; speed dating sessions with the career role models; and practical activities using Ecolinc’s labs and other facilities.
The conference will also be supported by an online careers portal featuring female role models outlining their career pathways, workplace roles and career advice.
This project addresses the need to build STEM career awareness and aspirations of female students.
- 120 girls
- Years 9 & 10
- 2-day event
Ecolinc is a specialist STEM learning facility established by the Victorian State Government in 2006. It uses environmental themes to engage teachers and students in STEM teaching and learning.