Tuesday 28 June 2016

Opportunities and News June 2016

Volunteering Opportunity in Perth

On behalf of Evelyn Chuk, President of The Innovators' Tea Party:

We are looking for some engaging women working in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields to volunteer at our event The Innovators’ Tea Party on Saturday September 3rd in Perth. This free event aims to inspire high school aged girls to consider a career in STEM by allowing them to interact with a diverse range of mentors.

The event will be run like ‘speed-dating’ where mentors will have 5 minutes to engage with each student (or pair of students) before moving on to the next. Mentors are expected to talk about specific projects they have worked on, what they studied at university, challenges and successes they have faced in their industry and their career progression so far. The day will be split into four 1.5 hour sessions, and volunteering mentors can opt to attend for the morning, the afternoon or the whole day.

This is a wonderful one-off volunteering opportunity for any woman in STEM who is interested in giving back to the community. It is also a good way to network with others working in STEM industries and meet some of the young women who we will one day be working with! Coffee, tea and sweet snacks are provided throughout the day.

If you are interested in getting involved, please find out more at our website 

News - SAGE symposium

Readers may be interested to know that on Friday 24th June Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) held a symposium at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney.  The speaker list was nothing short of stellar, and it is definitely worth catching up on proceedings via the #SAGEpilot hashtag.  

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