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1st May 2018

STEM Sisters

On Monday 30 April, Nagle College hosted a meeting with Pam Waters and three mentors from GELLEN (Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network), as part of an initiative called STEM Sisters. The aim of STEM Sisters is to support females and to foster their interest in STEM. At this lunch time meeting the mentors - Michelle, Elaine and Shayna - with Pam spoke with four of our female Year 10 Nagle students who have an interest in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths). The mentors spoke a bit about themselves and their career paths, and the students also discussed what they would like to do as a career. The conversations were two-way and were both interesting and informative.

The students included Ellie Holland, Min Min Bao, Bree O'Neill, Jasmine Hill and Hannah Martin, although Hannah was unable to attend on Monday. They have a range of further activities that they will be participating in, including a sponsored trip to Canberra and a sponsored morning tea.

Current Year 9 girls who may be interested in joining this group next year are encouraged to see Mr Crowe (Science Learning Leader). Staff and students greatly appreciated the mentors giving of their precious time to share their fascinating career stories and supporting this initiative. We look forward to the next stage of the STEM Sisters program.