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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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What is The GiST?

Some of Australia's key women in STEM talk about what The GiST is, what it intends to do, and why we need it.

Leading the way in STEM

  • Meet Angelina

    'I was only able to overcome so many barriers on my journey because I didn’t see age as a barrier, but an opportunity to do more.'

    Read Angelina's story
  • Dr Young chats about imposter syndrome

    Ever feel like you’re not as bright or capable as people 'think' you are? It’s called imposter syndrome, and you’re not alone (oh, and it’s not true!).

    Understand more about it
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    What's Kirsten doing?

    See how astrophysicist and Sydney Observatory tour guide Kirsten uses STEM to teach others about her love of space and her own Wiradjuri culture.

    Check out STEM in everyday life