Four of our female One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Student Ambassadors (Nicola, Coco, Jessica and Suzana) have been selected by a representative of the Queensland Government to make a presentation via teleconference to girls registered for their STEM Girl Power Program. Our ambassadors will be talking about their individual journeys in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each of our student ambassadors have different goals, but they are all related to STEM and they wish to inspire other girls to seek out and participate in as many opportunities in the STEM field as they can.
The STEM Girl Power Program is an initiative of the Queensland State Government to support and encourage girls to follow Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways in education and future careers. The program participants are year 10 students who are given opportunities to connect with female STEM role models. They are also given support to hone skills such as public speaking and self-confidence. At the end of the program the girls are encouraged to inspire others by being STEM Ambassadors in both their school and local community.
Coco will be speaking about her lifelong interest in STEM that grew during her time on the One Giant Leap Australia USA Space Camp Tour and how she is following a STEM pathway which is important for her future plans and to achieve her goal of becoming an astronaut.
Suzana will be talking about her own journey, and how she is working towards becoming a science writer to combine her interest in STEM and love of English and writing. Thanks to One Giant Leap Australia Suzana had the opportunity to co-write an article, published in RAAFA Wings magazine, recounting her experiences at Space Camp and how it opened up the pathway and inspired her to become a science writer. www.raafapublications.org.au
Nicola will be speaking of her experiences attending the One Giant Leap Australia Space Camp Tour, and the opportunities and experiences she has had since then as one of the One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Student Ambassadors including being part of the Future Leaders Academy and assisting at events such as STEAM Dreaming.
Jessica will be talking about her involvement with One Giant Leap Australia and being the team manager of the Gadget Girls who are participating in the KIBO Robot Programming Challenge and working to break down stereotypes. She is passionate about STEM and encouraging others to follow their dreams. kiboaustralia.com.au/kibo-rpc-teams
This is a wonderful opportunity for the One Giant Leap Australia Foundation student ambassadors to speak about their interests and goals, and to inspire other young women who are interested in STEM.