We work closely with our team of volunteers, including Faculty of Engineering and IT undergraduate students, alumni, academics and industry representatives from Dell EMC and more to develop meaningful connections with young women across NSW.
We highlight our personal journey into our respective fields, in hopes of inspiring and reassuring students they are capable of applying their current skill-set to solve real-world problems.
Together in 2017, we have reached out to more than 2,000 students from more than 45 schools.
SWiEIT speakers program
Year 7-12 Integrated STEM workshops & presentations
Sydney Women in Engineering and IT (SWiEIT) speakers program delivers engaging presentations and workshops in the comfort of your classroom.
We highlight career and study options by integrating concepts you’re teaching in the classrooms to real-world issues, to broaden the applications of STEM.
Date: Suggest 3 dates which suit you
Location: Your school
Audience: Year 7-12
Capacity: 20-30 students per session; a full-day schedule can be developed for up to 120 students
Tailor our visit to include
30 minutes – hear from engineering and/or IT female undergraduate students and an industry representative (if available)
60 minutes per activity – integrated STEM workshops for students to apply their creative problem-solving skills to real-world problems
Young Women in STEM Day – Hands on Day
In a world filled with opportunities, engage with industry professionals and students studying engineering or IT and immerse yourself in practical activities in a full day program on campus to explore the depths of engineering and IT.
Date: May & September
Location: UTS, Broadway Campus
Audience: Year 9-12
Capacity: 30-45 students per school; students with parent consent
8:45am - 9am: Student arrival and registration
9am - 10am: Welcome & panel discussion
10am - 11am: Workshop 1
11am - 12pm: Workshop 2
12pm - 1pm: Lunch
1pm - 2pm: Workshop 3
2pm - 3pm: Connecting the dots, closing remarks
WiEIT have provided many opportunities for our students to participate in STEM initiatives. As a result of these Hand on Days, we have seen a dramatic increase in girls electing IT subjects. In 2015 our IST class doubled in size, and in 2016 we had strong healthy number in IST. In partnership with UTS and WiEIT we hope to continue to grow our numbers with girls pursuing STEM.
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