Does the STEMDER Gap matter?

A reflection from Science Week 2019.

In recent years there has been a steady call for girls to be more actively involved in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Women are significantly under-represented in science and engineering disciplines with only 16% of STEM qualified people in Australia being female.

Girl Power in Engineering & IT

September 10th, 2019

Before this program, we only had a basic understanding of what engineering was and that it involved STEM-based creation and design. Now we realise that engineering employs critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to make the world a better place.

The Amazing Spaghetti Machine

August 20th, 2019

'The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition'. The title may sound strange but, in fact, this is simply an event where schools around the state create their own machines to meet a prompt.

The competition is based on Rube Goldberg machines, which are complex, exaggerated feats of engineering designed to complete a simple task.

Year 7 STEM Day

 

Robotics, coding, virtual reality and a presentation; were some of the activities the year 7’s participated in at the Yarra Ranges Tech School.

The virtual reality activity was very interesting. Once you had the headset on, it was like you were in a different world! We had to guide a spider through a maze using a controller, then created our own character.

CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring

October 27th, 2017

Six Year 9 students are taking part in a new program, CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring, organised by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).

The aim of the program is to change community attitudes and participation in Mathematics and statistics as a career choice, especially for girls and young women.

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