Girls in STEM 2019

'Inspired by curiosity'


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  • An event for girls in Year 9 to 11.
  • An opportunity to be inspired by women who have forged impressive careers in STEM industries.
  • Engage in hands-on activities to stimulate interest and engagement in STEM based careers.

Join us at our 2019 Girls in STEM event, to hear stories from women whom are paving the way for your students to flourish in a STEM career.

This event will explore females in STEM careers with an emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

Presenters will share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, the impact of being a female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

The importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers will be addressed. An interactive panel discussion will follow the individual presentations. Students will then participate in a selection of hands on experiences before concluding with a final message to the students.


Friday 9 August 2019 (whole day event)


Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School


Program is in development. Approximate times are as follows:

9:00am - 9:15am


9:15am - 9:45am

Welcoming address

9:45am - 2:30pm

STEM industry experts and speakers

Panel discussion

Hands-on activities

(Including breaks for morning tea and lunch)

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Closing and debrief

Feedback from Previous events:

I have a real passion for science and would love to become a Geologist, so attending this event allowed me to see what kind of careers I can do in the scientific field.

I found mathematics difficult and couldn't really see why it was important in the long run. I was so wrong!

Be prepared to give things a go, don't worry if you do not know what you want to do in a career, take time to find the thing that you are passionate about but keep on with your STEM studies.
The variety of careers, and understanding that Engineering is not just a few types, but many and varied. Use of Maths is important in those careers.


Sponsorship opportunities available, and companies/organisations are also invited to submit expressions of interest to run activities with groups of students.

Please contact Peter Saffin, CEO at

Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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