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Let’s bust some myths about Girls in STEM. The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.

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Do you like solving problems? Are you creative? Do you want to make the world a better place? Find out how STEM can take you there.

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Girls are under-represented in STEM pathways and careers. Teachers and school leaders can inspire and encourage girls to feel confident and enthusiastic about STEM, and to take advantage of the increasing number of STEM-related jobs and STEM-literate individuals in the workforce.

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The involvement of family, especially parents, in STEM learning experiences is invaluable in providing support for girls engaging in STEM experiences. However, the role of parents in influencing subject and career choices are often overlooked.

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Classroom strategies for inclusive learning environments

We present a summary of key research findings aligned to GiST’s Seven Principles for Inclusive STEM Education, with suggested practical strategies and contemporary resources that teachers can use to bring these critical Principles to life to create an engaging and inclusive STEM classroom.  

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Future You

Women and girls are severely underrepresented in STEM education and careers. To address this challenge, the national Future You initiative raises awareness of the exciting career possibilities and real-world applications of STEM skills, and smashes stereotypes about people working in STEM. Targeting children aged 8 to 12, and their parents and carers, Future You launched on 30 October 2020, and is led by the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador and supported by the Australian Government.

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Leading the way in STEM

  • Bee habitat lesson (5 - 6)

    Students are introduced to the diversity of Australia’s native bees and explore bee habitats at school.

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  • Meet young women in STEM

    "You can do anything but you don’t have to do everything – so do what excites you."

    Read Alana's story
  • DIY home activities

    There are plenty of fun DIY activities that can be done from home to encourage girls to become more interested in STEM.

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