Inspiring young people to value STEM study
The Australian National Maritime Museum holds regular events focused on encouraging young people into science. Its Women in Science event, held in conjunction with University of NSW's Science 50:50 project, recently aimed to encourage young women to continue their study in science – and is therefore in line with the NYSF's mission of inspiring young people to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and its importance in our communities.
Two hundred (200) students from schools in the Sydney area heard from tertiary students, scientists, researchers and other professionals working in science. One of the presenters was NYSF Alumna, Erin Prince, currently studying at UNSW. The presenters talked about their pathways, and what their study and jobs are actually like.
It was also an opportunity for the students to try some hands-on activities, and talk one-on-one about life after high school.
Three alumni - Bailey, Veronica, and Adele - represented NSYF at the event, and as students of science and engineering themselves, were also able to share information about some of the choices they had made. They explained about the NYSF Year 12 Program opportunity and the benefits they themselves have gained not only during their own last year at high school, but subsequently as part of the NYSF community.
Rotary clubs interested in hosting presentation from an NYSF alumni member can contact firstname.lastname@example.org