Girl Power in STEMM is a University of Melbourne pilot programme run across four years for female 9-12 students. The programme begins with an on-campus camp and offers mentoring, hands-on activities, and work experience, contributing to gender parity in STEMM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.
About the program:
Stage 1: Year 9 students
Commencing in Year 9, 30 students are selected to participate in the camp during the July term holidays, where they will have the opportunity to learn about careers in STEM, participate in hands-on interactive workshops, interact with University of Melbourne engineering and IT students, hear from industry and academic staff about engineering and IT issues, and form a network of like-minded individuals.
Stage 2: Year 10 students
In the second stage of the program, Year 10 students will have the opportunity to complete the Faculty of Science work experience program and can choose from a range of disciplines including engineering and IT.
Stage 3: Year 11 & 12 students
The final stage of the program facilitates mentoring opportunities between Year 11 and 12 students, and the University of Melbourne engineering and IT students.
For more information visit the official website here.
While there are no limitations to the number of applications that can be submitted by each school, a maximum of 30 students will be selected to participate in the programme
Should have an interest/understanding in STEM
Programme occurs at specifc times over a four year period, including a three-day camp in the first year and work experience/mentoring in the next years
Application on website, plus follow up phone interviews and letters of recommendation