|University of Technology Sydney
||The STEAMpunk Girls project is aimed at increasing female students' (Year 7-10) interest in STEAM and aspiration for study and career pathways in these areas. To encourage a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and entrepreneurial mindset the university will run a program with multiple touchpoints where students identify a problem in their community, learn entrepreneurial methods, and develop a STEAM based solution. It will be supported by industry partnerships and professional development for participating teachers. The project will culminate in a showcase day where students present their solutions to parents and the broader community.
||Ultimo, NSW 2007
|Desert Support Services Pty Ltd
||The Martu Women in Science project will engage female Indigenous Rangers from the Matuwa Kurrara Kurrara (MKK) Indigenous Protected Area in Western Australia, and will lead a two-way science program that will be a model for how modern scientific principles and traditional ecological knowledge combined can engage Indigenous women and students in STEM education, training, employment, mentorship and leadership. The project will involve a science and training program, a ranger STEM traineeship and a Women in STEM program at Wiluna Remote Community School. Innovations and outcomes of the project will be communicated more broadly through a video and workshops.
||Wiluna, WA 6646
|Employment Options Inc
||The Expanding Horizons project will engage 80 girls (aged 13-14) from low socioeconomic backgrounds to complete an experiential learning program. The program will be composed of STEM related activities and career development interventions. Families will be invited to be involved and this will allow for an increase in their understanding of STEM careers and encourage increased awareness of and support for STEM related career aspirations. The results will be collated into a suite of resources for teachers, career development professionals and families.
||Port Adelaide, SA 5015
|Hudson Institute of Medical Research
||Hudson Institute of Medical Research’s 'Inspiring Future Women Leaders in STEM' program offers a laboratory experience for female secondary school students from the Institute’s local community, in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The aim is to encourage more young women to consider a career in science. Over two years (2018-19), a total of 24 female students from Year 10 and 11 will work with leading female scientists in research and daily activities at the institute. Ten students will participate each year, with an additional two opportunities for female indigenous students. The two week immersion program includes exploring a scientific research project in the laboratory, seminars, events, exposure to bio-scientific technologies and forums to seek career advice from scientists and postgraduate students. The project will culminate in an event for teachers and families where students will present their research projects and experiences.
||Clayton, VIC 3168
|The NECESSARY Group Pty Ltd
||Located in Tasmania, The Necessary Group Pty Ltd will run a project to help build a generation of female entrepreneurs who are capable of taking a profitable business to the global market. The project 'Future Momentum; Building a generation of Tasmanian female entrepreneurs' will consist of three areas; Entrepreneurial Toolbox events, peer support/online training, and an entrepreneurial training program. Participants will include female professionals, small business owners, graduates and emerging start ups.
||Ulverstone, TAS 7315
|Quantal Bioscience Pty Ltd
||Quantal Bioscience will design and deliver Food Science 4 Thought & Profit (FS4T&P), a 20 week program in food science and small business entrepreneurship for women in Greater Western Sydney. The project also incorporates a 6 week technical program for girls in Year 10-12. Women participants in the program will undertake laboratory training in food science microbiological and chemical techniques, complete a Food Safety Supervisors certificate, design and develop a new food product, learn from food industry and business professionals and present their product at a networking event. Students participate as laboratory assistants in new product development including mentoring by project participants. FS4T&P will also establish ongoing peer-learning and a small business network.
||North Parramatta, NSW 2151
|Central Queensland University
||CQUniversity Australia will run a project (Women in Agri-Tech: Increasing participation in the future of farming) to create and foster a strong network of female teachers who will become leaders in digital literacy, STEM and entrepreneurship in regional, rural and remote areas. Participants will take part in a Women in Agri-tech Education Symposium where they will be guided by female researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs to develop engaging learning resources. These agri-tech resources will in turn inspire girls in the classroom to realise the opportunities available to them. Partnering with their teachers, these female students will then have the chance to participate in a unique agri-tech accelerator competition to further develop their entrepreneurship skills.
||North Rockhampton, QLD 4701
|Charles Sturt University
||The Charles Sturt University will run a program, 'Girls in Cyber Security Advancing (GiCSA) Program', in regional NSW. The project will address the need to involve women in the cyber security professions by focusing on education of girls in high school. Year 9-10 girls in 36 high schools will attend a series of cyber security training and awareness workshops, a cyber security challenge, followed by a leadership and entrepreneurship workshop. The aim is to influence students in high school prior to deciding on Year 11 and 12 subjects and future careers. This program will be run in regional areas such as Wagga Wagga, Albury, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Port Macquarie.
||Albury, NSW 2678
||Monash University will partner with Monash Tech School, Victorian Space and Science Education Centre, Micro:Bit, Tech Girls Movement, Hacker Exchange and Monash Generator to tailor a program to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation. 500 secondary school girls and 25 female IT students as mentors will work in teams on ideas based on the Internet of Things (the network of physical devices embedded with electronics which enables these objects to connect and exchange data). Girls will develop a project idea, prototype it, and build a viable business concept around it. The teams will receive entrepreneurship training to help further develop their ideas and the two best ideas teams will go forward to the Silicon valley-based Hacker Exchange for intensive training.
||Clayton, VIC 3168
|Charles Darwin University
||Charles Darwin University's project, 'Catalyzing collaboration for Northern Australia's women scientists', is to develop and launch a collaboration program of Northern Australian female scientists. Teams of women scientists will be established with other institutions to build networks and share ideas. The teams will incubate science invention, test the business case for the collaborative team's research, and develop a business prospectus for their research. They will work with CSIRO and industry groups to attract buy-in across Australia and scope the potential for a national women's science collaboration program
||Brinkin, NT 0810
|Rotary Club of Corrimal Inc
||The Rotary Club of Corrimal Inc. will jointly run a program with Project Bucephalus which is a robotics group dedicated to the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) not-for-profit mission of inspiring young people to become involved in science and technology. The project, 'Rocketing Girls into Robotics', based in Wollongong NSW will run robotics workshops for girls in primary and secondary schools in the area. Eight series of workshops (2hrs/week for 9 weeks) will cover Computer Programming, Robotics, Engineering and Science. This project will provide an all-girls environment which is to encourage primary school aged girls to participate, with female secondary school girls as mentors.
||Corrimal, NSW 2518
|Girl Guides Association of Victoria
||Girl Guides Association of Victoria will run a project to identify a team of STEM leaders who will develop a workshop program for other Unit Leaders to develop their capacity to run STEM activities. With collaboration from Deakin University up to 400 Unit Leaders across Victoria will have the opportunity to attend workshops to develop STEM activities and inspire girls aged 5-17 years to be more curious about STEM. The program will include robotics, 3D printing, environmental STEM and an introduction to entrepreneurship with several camps held to encourage participation of girls. Girl Guides Victoria will promote STEM and STEM careers amongst 4,000 girls to further develop their curiosity in STEM.
||Docklands, VIC 3008
|IntelliHQ Pty Ltd
||INTELLIHQ Pty Ltd will address the current low level of women engaged in artificial intelligence (AI) teams. Located on the Gold Coast in Queensland it will develop a program for young women to provide them with inclusion in AI innovation and commercialisation. The project will include an online media promotion to raise awareness, provide 225 positions at a week-long camp, and create an ambassador program and mentors to assist with individual pathways into industry. High school Year 10-12, university STEM and entrepreneurship students and young female entrepreneurs in the start-up community will be the target for this program
||Southport, QLD 4215
|Flinders University of South Australia
||Flinders University of South Australia will run an enrichment program for Year 9 female students and teachers to encourage interest in Physics and Engineering. The program will provide information across a range of industries and highlight future career opportunities. Activities will comprise monthly skills enrichment workshops that combine industry visits, and interactive mentorship with STEM role models and industry representatives. An end of project conference (3 days) for all workshop participants will be held with STEM activities such as interactive labs in robotics, engineering and physics. An industry immersion for the girls and a teachers program will also be included.
||Bedford Park, SA 5042
|That Start Up Show Pty Ltd
||That Startup Show will create a production studio to run podcasts, events and TV series to support the development of entrepreneurial technologies and business startups in Australia. The project will produce ten TV episodes of a series called 'That Startup Show' featuring aspiring entrepreneurs pitching ideas to established entrepreneurs. The project will include the podcasts (Girl Geek Show) which will explore stories about high profile female entrepreneurs. The studio will also be used for workshops to encourage inspiring female entrepreneurs to develop their pitch and presentation skills. This will help them showcase their business and presentation skills for both TV and media channels. The target audience is 18-35 year old women with extended online distribution to include Virgin Airlines and iTunes
||Melbourne, VIC 3000
|Cicada Innovations Pty Ltd
||Cicada Innovations Pty Ltd will host an educational course followed by a networking event which will target women studying STEM at university. 'Project XX' will allow female university students to explore career paths within STEM outside of academia. The target audience is female STEM undergraduates, early stage researchers and aspiring female entrepreneurs in NSW.
||Eveleigh, NSW 2015
|Skilligence Pty Ltd
||Junior Engineers (JE) will establish a Females in STEM Program aimed at acquiring, engaging and educating females in grades 1-10 in order to set them up for a future career in technology or tech-related fields. The JE's will develop the curriculum to be implemented into both primary and secondary schools. Beginning in Queensland the program will be marketed nationally with the aim of reaching 150,000 students. The program will cover coding, robotics and digital technologies. The JE will also run a version of the curriculum in school holiday programs.
||Chapel Hill, QLD 4069
|Centre for Eye Research Australia Limited
||The WILD Program is a STEM leadership course developed by women, for women. It will provide a group of Victorian mid-career women with the necessary qualifications, skills and confidence to achieve career momentum and attain senior leadership roles, particularly company directorships. By doing so, it will help to address gender disparity across the STEM sector. The WILD Program will be led by Centre for Eye Research Australia, with a project team comprising STEM professionals across Victoria.
||East Melbourne, VIC 3002
|UAVAIR Pty Ltd
|| 'Empowering Women in AgTech' is a program to increase the skills and knowledge of women and girls in regional and rural QLD, NSW and Vic. UAVAIR Pty Ltd will team with 'Smart Farms' where robotics and wireless sensors are currently in use to improve farming and environmental outcomes. Year 9 and 10 girls will be provided with short courses and workshops in aerial robotics in agriculture, including visits to smart farms to see aerial technology in action. Young women under 25 who have completed STEM subjects will also be included in this program with two seven-day training programs held in rural aerial technology.
||Mayfield West, NSW 2304
|Australian Academy of Science
||The project '#WomenInSTEMOnline' will promote gender equity by improving female participation in STEM conferences and panels, science and technology media, government and industry committees and boards and STEM award nominations and applications. The online portal will comprise a curated directory of 1000+ industry, academic and professional women in STEM, training and support for women on presentations, media appearances, and award applications, a national Women in STEM symposium and a gender equity toolkit for conference organisers, businesses and agencies. The project is a collaboration between the Academy of Science, CSIRO, the Australian Science Media Centre and Science and Technology Australia, and is targeted to female STEM professionals nationally.
||Canberra, ACT 2601
|Playable Spaces Pty Ltd
||Playable Spaces will design and implement twelve Pop-Up STEM Playground multi-day events in communities around Australia. Re-imagined public spaces will be transformed into STEM activity hubs for trained female 'STEM Champions' to lead Girl First Play Sessions for pre-school and primary school-aged girls. Parents and siblings will participate with children to investigate, theorise, collaborate, problem solve, prototype and create. The project will include digital distribution of STEM Playbooks for parents to implement play-based STEM learning at home. 10,000 pre-school and primary school aged girls plus 300,000 siblings, parents, educators will be targeted in twelve Australian communities.
||Caringbah, NSW 2229
|Federation University Australia
||The 'Inspire Me' project is part of a larger project 'Transforming Lives and Enhancing Communities'. Inspire Me Workshops will be held in regional Victoria, with the one day workshops designed to inspire young Indigenous women in Years 7 & 8 to include Maths and Sciences in their curriculum choices. Inspire Me will provide a platform for female Indigenous Communities and business leaders to share their story and work with the girls to continue their studies and realise their potential in the field of STEM or entrepreneurship. Federation University Australia has secured inspirational leaders at all three events and the project will receive support from Indigenous Business Women, Local Tertiary Students, Career Professionals, Koori Education support officers and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience mentors
||Churchill, VIC 3842