STEM Hour: Connect, learn, grow – Women in space – female STEM role models
October 8, 2021 - October 8, 2021
Women in space – female STEM role models
Since the beginning of space travel, only 11.5% of astronauts have been female. Asked to draw a scientist, two thirds of primary school children will draw a man in a white lab coat. In Australia, only 35% of STEM university degrees are awarded to women. As part of World Space Week, we will ask female astronomers why they pursued a career in STEM, what we can do to prevent gender bias in young children and what needs to happen to create a world where girls and boys alike can reach for the stars.
Date: 8 October 2021
Time: 11am – 12pm AEST
- Featuring female astronomers as STEM role models for young boys and girls
- Discussing how educators can become STEM role models
- Discussing how to prevent gender bias
- Providing ideas on how to speak to children about gender bias
The webinar is scheduled to run for one hour and includes a Q&A session.
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