Below is some information on a program for year 9 and 10 girls. Please have a read and if you are interested see Miss Lee for more information. 2 spots are available.
YoWIE is a STEM outreach program for young women run by The School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra. The program is called YoWIE (Young Women in Engineering), and runs as a three day summer school: in 2018, the program will run from 10-12 January. YoWIE aims to encourage girls in years 9 and 10 to pursue careers in STEM by exposing them to exciting engineering activities, and providing talks from successful female engineers and scientists. The 2017 program included the deconstruction of an engine, robotics, computer aided design, and electronics activities. You can see information and photographs from last year’s event at https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/yowie.
This year’s event is being organised by Associate Professor Kathryn Kasmarik and Dr Toby Boyson. The program is free, but places are limited.
In 2017, the program ran with 20 students from schools in the region. We are expanding the program for 2018, and would be delighted if your school wished to be involved. You would need to nominate two girls entering year 9 or 10 in 2018 to attend. We believe the program is most beneficial to girls with strong maths and science skills and an interest in engineering.