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Promoting Gender Equity and Aboriginal Participation in STEM

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Lecture Theatre 351,

Education Building (A35)

Manning Road

The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Australia

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Gender disparity in Mathematics and in STEM subjects and professions, in general, is evident across Australia. Data shows that low participation of girls in advanced mathematics courses plays a large role in the lack of female participation in STEM professions including Maths teaching.

We are excited for Mrs Ashley Stewart, Head of Mathematics, Newton Moore Senior High School, to present at the Science Indigenous Seminar Series in 2018. As a passionate educator, Mrs Stewart’s aim is to help bridge the gap for girls in Mathematics as well as STEM. By running a variety of STEM projects, bringing their self-confidence up and strengthening their spatial skills, she is seeing a larger number of girls participating in Mathematics. In this seminar, Mrs Stewart will discuss where gender disparity comes from and shares the strategies she uses to help promote girls in mathematics and STEM and her direction for the future.


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Mrs Ashley Stewart is Head of Learning Area Mathematics, Newton Moore Senior High School, WA. Her passion for Education and inspiring work has led her to receive numerous awards including 2017 CHOOSE MATHS Mentoring Girls in Maths National Award Winner by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and Teaching Excellence Award Semi-Finalist by Curtin University.

Mrs Stewart has recently presented at Edith Cowan University in Perth on International Women’s Day and has been invited by many Universities to share her expertise in mentoring girls in maths.

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Lecture Theatre 351,

Education Building (A35)

Manning Road

The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Australia

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