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SEMINAR: Developing Girls’ Interest in STEM Subjects

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Murdoch University - Hill Lecture Theatre (Buidling 450)

90 South Street

car park 4 (from campus entrance B)

Murdoch, WA 6150

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Please join the Murdoch School of Education for a seminar presented by STEM education researcher, Dr. Amanda Woods-McConney from the Murdoch School of Education,

While female and male students in years 8-10 achieve at similar levels in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), their continued participation in senior secondary school STEM and university STEM enrolment is not the same. In this seminar, Dr. Amanda Woods-McConney will examine possible causes for the low STEM career uptake in girls, drawing from her recent research interviewing year 11 and 12 girls enrolled in science, as well as her current project with years 8-10 girls, their parents and teachers. This seminar aims to be interactive, and sharing of your own experiences of female students’ engagement in STEM is encouraged and appreciated.

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  • what female students think about STEM subjects
  • what female students say influences them to pursue STEM studies
  • how STEM subjects develop critical skills that will be essential for jobs of the future
  • diverse and exciting careers available in STEM, including career paths in entrepreneurship.
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Murdoch University - Hill Lecture Theatre (Buidling 450)

90 South Street

car park 4 (from campus entrance B)

Murdoch, WA 6150

Australia

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