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    Launch of Girls’ Future – Our Future

    The Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report 2020 Update.

    In 2017, a team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University was commissioned by the Invergowrie Foundation to conduct a study resulting in a report, Girls’ Future – Our Future; The Invergowrie Foundation STEM report.

    We are pleased to announce the launch of an update to this report Girls’ Future – Our Future, The Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report 2020 Update. This follow-up project consists of an update of the 2017 report and an in-depth investigation into three particular topics – STEM Career advice, Role models in STEM and Addressing unconscious bias in primary STEM education.

    We were fortunate to have Dr Bronwyn King AO, Radiation oncologist and Founder,
    CEO and Director of Tobacco Free Portfolios launch the STEM Report. Dr King’s
    insightful address demonstrated the positive impact STEM skills can have in society. What an inspiration and wonderful role model. View the address by Dr Bronwyn King AO below.

    The launch also included a discussion panel with three of the authors of the STEM report.

    Panel of Guest Speakers:

    Professor Jan van Driel
    Professor in Science Education
    Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    Dr Victoria Millar
    Senior Lecturer
    Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    A/Prof. Coral Campbell
    Associate Professor of Education
    (Science Education)
    Deakin University

    The panel was expertly moderated by:

    Maxine McKew
    Hon Enterprise Professor
    Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    View the panel discussing the STEM report in more detail below.

    View the entire launch of Girls’ Future – Our Future, The Invergowrie Foundation STEM Report 2020 Update below.

    I would encourage everyone from whatever sphere of influence you belong to, to support girls in their STEM pursuits. We all have a role to play in creating an environment for girls and women that allows them to step up and build the talent pool in the STEM areas. Building the STEM talent pool will lead to greater gender balance in line with the real world, improved economic empowerment for women and equal opportunity for all people. In other words – Girls’ Future Our Future.

    Wendy Lewis OAM