More Australian girls with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics will take part in the annual Curious Minds Summer Camp.
More than 120 young women from across Australia will virtually attend a four-day intensive program and receive six months of one-on-one mentorship from 48 women in STEM professions.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said he was very pleased to share Annaliese Bohnstedt of Brisbane Bayside State College was amongst those chosen to take part in Curious Minds.
“The Curious Minds program provides an opportunity for Year 9 and 10 girls to explore their interests and build confidence in STEM subjects,” Mr Vasta said.
“I want to congratulate Annaliese and and hope she learns new skills and gains the confidence to pursue a career in STEM after school.
“Because of COVID-19, these high-potential young women will take part in a virtual four-day intensive program, including online challenges, followed by six months of coaching sessions with inspiring female mentors working in the STEM community.
“I encourage other young girls in Bonner with similar dreams to get involved and also pursue their passion for STEM.
“STEM skills are vital to future jobs and Australia’s future economy, and our Government is committed to empowering young women to excel in these areas.”
The Australian Government has provided $2.35 million to expand the camp to include Curious Minds West Coast and Curious Minds East Coast programs.
The virtual west camp will be held from 6-9 December and the east camp from 13-16 December.
More information on the program is available here.