STEM dinner at St Clare’s brings students and mentors together
On Friday May 31, St Clare’s hosted a dinner for KPMG, ACS and WIC. The organisers hoped to bring STEM industry mentors together with students from around the Canberra region as mentors for girls in STEM.
Titled “I want to be her when I grow up” the event was attended by over 80 students and 21 sponsoring industry companies including:
Air Services, Amazon Web Services , APIS Group, Australian Computer Society, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Federal Police, Cardno, Department of Human Services, Engineers Australia, IBM Australia, KPMG, Northrop Grumman Australia, PEGA Systems, Ricoh, SAP, Service Now, Shearwater Consulting, APIS Group and WIC.
St Clare’s Senior Hospitality students worked throughout the day to provide over 2700 canapes for the dinner service. Students from Years 10 – 12 Digital Technologies and Information Technology classes had the opportunity to work with IT consultants to set the event and prepared goody bags, set tables, assisted at registration, provided concierge services and run activities around the room.
Attending students networked with their mentors and completed a paper plane design challenge and a spaghetti tower marshmallow balancing challenge before hearing from a panel of influential women working in STEM industries.
The College was delighted to host over 165 people at the event and assist in making authentic connections for young women seeking STEM subjects and thinking about careers in STEM.
Source: St Clare’s Media Release