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Girls in STEM

Girls+ Engineering Tomorrow

The Girls+ Engineering Tomorrow (GET) program targets senior secondary students studying pre-requisite mathematics and offers them tutoring support, and exposure to engineering activities, courses, role models and careers. The Year 11 program is an intensive out-of-school course of 10 sessions run fortnightly over two school terms. Each session comprises of a maths tutoring component and an engineering exposure component.

This program is girl-focused and intends an inclusive definition of girls. We are welcoming and respectful of girls, including trans girls and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a girl in a way that is significant to them.

We would love to hear from students and organisations that would like to be involved in the program.

Girls Focus on Mining Camp

The Girls Focus on Mining Camp is a five-day residential camp for high school girls to experience what its like to study and work in the mining industry in WA. You’ll get to tour mine sites, participate in hands-on workshops and tour Curtin’s Kalgoorlie School of Mines campus.  The program targets girls in Year 10, 11 or 12 who have an interest in science or engineering, and would like an introduction to the mining and resources sector.

Curtin STEM Stars

As part of Curtin’s commitment to the Athena Swan Charter and improving equity and diversity, we are celebrating our Women in STEMM.

Read the personal stories of academics and researchers about what attracted them to a career in STEM, or watch videos to hear how six women rebelled against the status quo to pursue excellence.

A series of news stories puts the spotlight on women in the Faculty of Health Sciences. From researching the health-giving properties of spider venom, to using meditation as a treatment tool to assist word retrieval, their stories are diverse.

Women in Technology WA (WITWA) filmed some of Curtin’s innovative researchers in STEM for their program Techtrails Online.

This initiative is a series of online modules to give secondary students an opportunity to explore where STEM skills could take them. The researchers come from a range of disciplines:

Useful Resources

STEM Women

Discover the diversity of women with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills across Australia.

Girls in STEM Toolkit

The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Superstars of STEM

A program that aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

Future You

A program that aims to challenge stereotypes in STEM and inspire an interest in STEM careers amongst children aged 8 to 12.