Session 102

Title: GirlsMake – Encouraging the awesomeness of STEM in Middle Years Girls

Presenter: Pip Cleaves,  Sydney Secondary College – Leichhardt Campus

Co-presenter: Sunny South, Sydney Secondary College – Leichhardt Campus

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: “One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.” — President Barack Obama, February 2013 At Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus we have embarked on a deliberate journey to bring STEM to girls. We want our girls to be part of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths careers. In 2015 we made a decision to nurture and inspire girls to step into Makerspace, Engineering, Coding and robotics. The pan was to make our girls to stand tall and proud in their curiosity. The outcomes were above and beyond our expectations. Join Pip Cleaves and Sunny South to hear not just the why, but the how and what of developing your own GirlsMake events and club. Spend time playing, discussing and plotting. Leave this session inspired and with a plan for action in your school.

Target Audience: 7-12, Teachers & Executive, School Leaders

Requirements: Bring a device with Internet access