Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

According to Engineers Australia, women currently make up 13% of the engineering workforce, a statistic that’s been growing slowly for decades. Increasing the participation of women in STEM degrees and professions is high on the agenda for universities, industry and the government. The Federal Government’s Women in STEM Decadal Plan launched in March 2019, has acknowledged that there are a large number of initiatives addressing this challenge.​ In response to this challenge, Ms Wilkins and Mr Semaan from the Technology faculty organised an excursion for all year 8 girls. This one-day event provided an opportunity for female students to participate in a range of hands-on activities plus they get an inside look at life as a female student/professional in the STEM career areas. Held by the UTS Faculties of Engineering & IT, Science, Transdisciplinary Innovation, Arts and Social Sciences.​​