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Bray Park girl power STEM champions share love of science

Bray Park Students enjoying a STEM activity

​​​​The female students at Bray Park State High School have significant opportunities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with more and more girls studying STEM subjects at the school over th​e last few years.

Principal Kirsten Ferdinands said students have been encouraged by staff to study subjects that would allow them to pursue careers in male-dominated industries along with emerging opportunities for study and employment.

"Having students attend the STEM Girl Power Camp was just one way of shifting student thinking," Ms Ferdinands said.

"Two of our students, Jessica Vincent and Chelsea Cameron, have been selected as regional and state STEM Girl Champions and have attended three camps recently and have become STEM role models for other girls interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, maths or engineering.

"More than 600 students from nearby primary schools attended Bray Park SHS during National Science Week and our STEM champions led and inspired those students to develop an interest and passion to study STEM subjects.

"We have increased the focus over the last three years to include many STEM-related subjects into the junior school, including a young entrepreneurs class, and we are starting to see the changes in the number of female students enrolled in previously male-dominated classes."

More information about STEM at Bray Park State High School is available on the school's website.​

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Last updated
24 September 2018