Ivanhoe Girls’ hosts Mathematics Association of Victoria - Girls in STEM Day

Ivanhoe Girls’ hosts Mathematics Association of Victoria - Girls in STEM Day

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is proud to host the Texas Instruments ‘Girls in STEM’ Day, organised by the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), on Wednesday 28 June.

Ivanhoe Girls’ was chosen to host the event due to the School’s excellent reputation for Mathematics education and commitment to effective learning and teaching in Mathematics, shown by its status as a MAV Maths Active School.

One hundred and seventy Year 9 and 10 students from 22 schools across Victoria will gather to hear from women who are working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The event has been extremely popular, with spaces booked out on the same day it was advertised to schools.

Students will hear presentations and a panel discussion with five leading industry experts in civil engineering, product design engineering, physics, environmental science and architecture, and undertake hands-on activities. They will share their experiences of working in STEM careers and provide tips on how to overcome obstacles faced by women in these fields.

Broadcaster and Author Maxine McKew will deliver the opening address, and the Master of Ceremonies is Felicity Furey, Director of Machinam.

The event will have a particular emphasis on why Maths is so important in VCE subject selection, university degrees and STEM careers.

Head of Mathematics at Ivanhoe Girls’ John Fitzherbert said, “I am thrilled at this recognition for the School and its Mathematics teaching staff and hope it will inspire more students to pursue their interests in Mathematics as a potential career.”

Deputy Principal at Ivanhoe Girls’ Dr Alan Hutchison said, “I believe it is essential for girls’ schools in particular to strongly promote mathematics-based science and technology fields, so that young women are empowered to see these fields as engaging and rewarding areas to enter and show they can excel.”

Further information
http://www.mav.vic.edu.au/student-activities/girls-in-stem.html

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079
Australia

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
Email: iggs@ivanhoegirls.vic.edu.au
ABN 77 004 098 748
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