Connecting Women in STEM 2021
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Connecting Women in STEM 2021
On Thursday 13 May, we held our eighth annual Women in STEM event, 'Connecting Women in STEM 2021'.

We continued with our large-scale online event format this year, hosting approximately 100 school students and staff from across metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia. Also in attendance were industry professionals from a range of STEM and educational institutions across Australia.

To kickstart our event, we heard from 2021 Young Australian of the Year, Isobel Marshall. Isobel has been awarded for her efforts in breaking down stigma around menstruation and providing greater access to hygiene products for women around the world. She is also a full-time student at the University of Adelaide, where she is studying a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.

We then heard from Megan Wark, early career Structural Engineer at Aurecon. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 and has worked hard to become an integral part of the technical team at Aurecon.

Dr Clare Kenyon closed our event and shared her journey as a woman in STEM. Dr Kenyon is an Astrophysicist, working in a range of academic, educational and business positions. In her role, she works to increase women?s representation across a large number of disciplines.

Congratulations and thank you to our student host, Sibel, for her excellent work hosting this event online. We also thank the Thebarton Senior College staff and students who participated. Connecting Women in STEM is a vital opportunity for young people at Thebarton Senior College to make connections to industry.

We look forward to next year to continue our learning about the endless possibilities of STEM.
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  • AuthorShadae James and Cass Dillon
  • Date17-May-21
  • CategoriesTerm2