Enriching and empowering young women to progress in STEM

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More women are needed to pursue STEM careers given the
gender imbalance and future workforce needs. Re search suggests enrichment
programs can increase STEM interest but limited specific knowledge is available.
initiated a STEM Women Branching Out group (STEMWBO) at Flinders University in 2015. A first of its kind in South Australia, it supports HDR students through professional development, empowering events and peer networks, and inspires high school students. The demand for its quality services is reflected in its growth from 16 to 412 students within nine months and thriving social media communities. Initiatives to inspire school girls include the Aurora Science Photo
contest - in its fourth year and expanding year on year and the STEM Enrichment Academy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationfi Book of Finalists
Subtitle of host publicationFinalist and Fosterers of Impact: 2020 Asia-Pacific Awards on Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence in Higher Education
PublisherThe Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU), Netherlands
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020


  • STEM
  • Women in STEM
  • STEM Enrichment Academy
  • professional development
  • HDR students


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