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Stargirls: helping girls+ reach for the stars

19 June 2024 at 4:15:00 am

T23 Talk

15 min


ICRAR’s Stargirls STEM camp offers high-school age women and gender diverse individuals the opportunity to spend time with working scientists and engineers, use real research-grade telescopes to observe the sky and process data, and to make like-minded friends along the way. In this session, we’ll present a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of 5 STEM camps, along with longitudinal data from past participants. We’ll share evidence-based lessons learned from running the camps, and identify some best practices for designing future gender-inclusive STEM programs. Founded in 2009, ICRAR (The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) is a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia. ICRAR has a strong track record in diversity, equity and inclusion, holding a gold Pleiades award for gender inclusion in astronomy, and runs an extensive outreach program, winning Science Engagement Initiative of the Year at the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards.


Mr Tim Young

Mrs Leah Kalimeris

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