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Registrations Open for STEM Workshops

Date04 January 2021

Girls aged 7 – 11 can now register for an exciting new science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) program, which the City of Rockingham Libraries will be hosting from February 2021. 

Presented by Little Genius Science and supported by CSBP, the free Girls in STEM program will run for eight weeks at the Rockingham Central Library, starting Tuesday 9 February 2021.

It will provide girls with an opportunity to learn and get motivated by science, technology, engineering and maths. STEM educator and CEO from Little Genius Science, Sarah Curran Ragan, will run the workshops.

Each week participants will explore a new topic, including harnessing the power of light and electricity, examining real-life fossils, and extracting and examining DNA. In addition, the girls will also have the opportunity to collaborate with female STEM professionals from CSBP. 

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Girls in STEM program would provide an opportunity for ‘girls-only’ learning, where participants can collaborate, design, solve and experiment in a fun and supportive environment.

“STEM skills are increasingly important for workplace innovation and productivity, and with many growing and emerging industries requiring people with STEM skills, programs like Girls in STEM are vital to helping students get excited about these subjects through their schooling and beyond,” Mayor Sammels said.

General Manager CSBP Chemicals Joint Ventures & AV/Modwood, Barney Jones, said the opportunity to connect with female STEM professionals would be an integral part of the program. 

“The girls will have access to role-models, who have exciting and varied STEM careers, right in their own back yard. This will hopefully help them vision themselves working in meaningful STEM jobs in the future,” Mr Jones said.

Participants must be able to attend all workshops. For more information or to register visit Rockingham Libraries.

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