More than 75 girls from all over the state recently had the opportunity to spend a day as a university student at UWA. The Women in Science and Engineering initiative is aimed at increasing inclusivity and participation of females in Engineering, Computing and Mathematics through awareness, information and support.
Held during the April school holidays the Women in Science and Engineering Days (WISE) hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, gave Year 10 girls the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities from a range of subject areas including maths, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. They also learnt about the courses on offer at UWA and had lunch at St Catherine's, one of UWA's residential colleges.
The girls all had a fun-filled day making new friends, checking out the Motorsport car, playing with robot dogs, engineering mini-motors and gyroscopes which they got to take home with them, as well as many memories of their action packed day on campus.
If you missed out in April, the faculty regularly holds similar events for both males and females throughout the year. Make sure you keep checking our events page for updated information.