The Bionics Institute has initiated a program to inspire high school students to follow a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Students from a range of schools are mentored by leading female scientists over six months. The program culminates in a celebration event in October.
Our 2022 Girls In STEM program launched in May 2022, with more school, students and researchers participating than ever before.
About the Girls in STEM program.
The Bionics Institute is passionate about inspiring young women to choose a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Recent government research shows that the proportion of women working across all STEM-qualified industries has increased from 24% in 2016 to 28% in 2020.
While this is a great improvement, the report says significantly more change is needed to achieve gender equity in STEM in Australia by 2030.
Following the success of our inaugural Girls in STEM Mentoring Program in partnership with Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, which has been running since 2019, Bionics Institute CEO Robert Klupacs aims to expand this program across more schools over the next few years.