Australian National Maritime Museum
Updated: Mar 22
The ACS Foundation was pleased to talk to over 360 year 9-11 high school girls about careers in STEM. The 2023 Women of STEM Day hosted at the Australian National Maritime Museum on March 9th 2023, seeks to Empowering high school girls to pursue a career in STEM. In its 7th year, the event saw 12 schools and 39 teachers participate from across the greater Sydney region. Schools included:
Tumbi Umbi High School
Mount St Joseph’s High School - Milpera
Richard Johnson Anglican College
Bishop Tyrell Anglican Chollege
Holy Spirit College - Bellambi
Endevour Sports High School
Marist College - North Shore
Inner West High School
Fairfield High School
Students were able to hear from inspiring speakers and also participate in 3 hands on exhibitions. These included visiting the Lego Brickwrecks display, exploring hands on Ocean Science activities, and have a behind the scenes tour of the museum. Students also took time to speak to many STEM exhibitors who helped the girls explore the diversity of career options within the STEM field.
The ACS Foundation was able to let students and teachers know about initiatives available to support them as they pursue their interests in technology. Students heard about the Women of STEM scholarships, the Big Day In, WIL internships, and Career Fields and study pathways.