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Women in STEM Conference at Melbourne Zoo (Catholic Schools)

1 August 2019 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm


Women in STEM: Future Careers, 21st Century Skills and Role Models

Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet – let’s change that! On the eve of National Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7–10 students by connecting with real-world STEM mentors and case studies. This conference is especially for Catholic Schools and hosted by Zoos Victoria, Catholic Education Office Melbourne, St Aloysius College and girledworld.

Through hands-on activities, guest speakers and reflection, this conference will explore:

  • Female STEM mentors and role models
  • Real-world case studies of women in STEM
  • The role of STEM in the future of work
  • How STEM subjects and courses can lead to future STEM education and careers
  • How personal strengths, skills and experience can be translated to STEM study and careers

Students will walk away from this conference inspired, educated and excited by relatable real-world STEM mentors. They will also tap into their learning, skills and interests to explore their place in STEM.

This program links to Victorian Curriculum Level 7–10:

  • Design and Technologies – Technologies and Society
  • Science – Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Personal and Social Capability – Development of Resilience, Collaboration
  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Questions and Possibilities
  • Sustainability

Capacity: Each school is welcome to bring up to 15 students in Years 7-10.

Note: Vegetarian morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for attending teachers. Students are to bring their own rubbish-free lunch.


1 August 2019
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
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Melbourne Zoo
Elliot Avenue
Parkville, VIC Australia


Kirsty Costa
1300 966 784
View Organiser Website


Suitable for:
Secondary students
Environment and nature, Health and medical, Innovation and technology
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