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Women in STEM

 
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Women in STEM roundtable FREE event

Thursday 12 May
at 3.30pm in the 
Assembly Hall, Mansfield State High School

Studying science, technology, engineering and maths translates into a wide variety of STEM jobs. These STEM jobs are growing significantly faster than any other occupation and are seen as the jobs of the future. However, there are still barriers, from stereotypes to bias, limiting girls and women's participation in STEM careers, which deter girls from studying STEM subjects at school and then at university. Only 29% of the STEM labour force is female.

To showcase the opportunities in this high demand area, the Science department have invited six incredible women to participate in a roundtable on Women in STEM. They will share why they chose a career in STEM and what advice they could give to young women seeking to enter a STEM field. Our participants are:

  • Science: Professor Joanne Blanchfield, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
  • Technology Nicole King, Mansfield State High School alumni, Software Engineer at Boeing
  • Engineering: Professor Peta Ashworth,  Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology; Liveris Academy, UQ
  • Mathematics: Dr Robyn Araujo, School of Mathematical Science, QUT
  • General STEM outreach: Fiona Holmstrom, co-founder of STEM Punk (STEM Education), 2021 Queensland Women in STEM Prize, Highly Commended Award.
  • Moderator: Cat Matson, Economic and Community Development, Ipswich​ City Council, panel moderator and speaking coach, Impactful Presenters.

Join us for afternoon tea and speak with representatives from Brisbane's leading universities before our panellists share their journey with you. All students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Register your interest at this free event online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BZEKX

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Last reviewed 05 May 2022
Last updated 05 May 2022