Friday, 8 June 2018

Over 70 female high school students arrived on campus on Wednesday 6 June to discover potential careers in Engineering.

The visit was hosted by UWA Girls in Engineering Program, an outreach initiative designed to expose Years 7 to 10 students and their teachers to the world of engineering and science by bringing STEM to life in the classroom through hands-on activities and events, exciting campus visits and fun, interactive resources.

Year 9 and 10 students from Methodist Ladies’ College, John Wollaston Anglican Community School, Belmont City College and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, participated in a circuit of different interactive activities throughout the day.

The students explored astrophysics with ICRAR, optics with The Optical Society, solved Rubik’s cubes with algorithms with Rio Tinto, and discovered chemical engineering with liquid nitrogen with The Chemical and Processing Engineering Club of UWA.

“The best thing about today was learning about different types of engineering and the different paths you can take to achieve your career,” Leah, John Wollaston Anglican Community School (Year 9).

Graduate Engineer from Monadelphous, Nicol è Nel, shared insights on breaking gender stereotypes, embracing failures as an opportunity to grow and inspired the girls to pursue their passions.

“More girls should consider engineering because the world is changing and we need to change with it,” Kim, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (Year 9).

Eight female UWA engineering students assisted the high school students throughout the day and helped inspire them to become engineers.

“I found the day really rewarding. I enjoyed sharing the reasons behind why I decided to study engineering with the students," Darlene D’Mello, UWA Engineering Student.

Find out more about the UWA Girls in Engineering Program here .

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