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Spark your curiosity and connect your passions with STEM

Our four-day summer STEM Camp provides high school students entering Years 10 and 11 in 2018 a fun and hands on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experience and an exciting introduction to careers in STEM. Applications have now closed for the 2018 STEM Camp, make sure to join our mailing list to receive updates and future STEM Camp announcements.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM Education is not just about teaching these subjects, or ‘making things’, but about inspiring students to engage with STEM tools to make things happen through themes that tie into social sciences and humanities.

STEM is about people.

STEM skills allow us to manage our food and water supplies, promote health and wellbeing, and develop global productivity and economic growth.

Through equipping yourself with a STEM Degree, you can contribute to the Environment, Health, Humanities, and Arts. To explore your interest in STEM subjects check out our upcoming camps, activities, competitions, and events for all ages K-12, and teachers too!

Why STEM?

Why STEM?

75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) skills and Australian employers report experiencing difficulties recruiting STEM-qualified graduates and staff. Women make up over half of our population, yet only 28 per cent of the employed STEM-qualified Australian workforce are female

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What is STEM Camp 2018?

What is STEM Camp 2018?

At the 2018 STEM Camp for Girls you will participate in hands-on workshops and industry visits, exploring themes of ‘sustainability’, ‘renewable energies’, ‘humanitarian aid’, and ‘biomedicine’, learning more about the various fields of Physics, Engineering, Maths, and Information Technology.

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FAQS

FAQS

Some commonly asked questions

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Where and When?

Where and When?

The Camp will run from Sunday evening January 14 to Wednesday evening January 17, 2018. Camp participants will stay (in small groups) at a UOW student residence with a live-in student leader, a young woman who is a UOW STEM student or a recent graduate.

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“I was initially most interested in Maths but through the program I learnt more about Computer Science which I found interesting.”


“I’ve always had my mind set on Medicine but I want to now combine it with coding”


“Since doing the Virtual reality activity it is now my favourite as it brings art and technology to a new and bigger level. They can create anything through technology and art.”


“ I had ruled out being an engineering but now I’m definitely considering it”


“ I didn’t realise how many career paths could come out of STEM”


“Initially I was interested in Maths and Statistics, After this camp I am interested in Programing Computer Science”


“I had never thought about using maths for cryptology or chemistry in industry before“


“The group leaders were so nice and smart. UOW is INCREDIBLE!”


“Please make another camp, email all of us so we can have a part 2!”


“Had a great time! Good leaders, great girls!”


“Thank you to everyone who put in their time and effort into organising this camp for us. I really enjoyed learning more about STEM, and it has given me more of an idea as to which career path I am going to take in the future.”


“This camp has inspired me to be an Engineer”


“Thank you all for your efforts coordinating this year’s STEM Camp! How about a STEM Camp 
for women aged 40+ who want a career change?!”