Breaking through barriers for girls

LECTURER: Dr Andrea Goncher from the CSU School of Engineering.

LECTURER: Dr Andrea Goncher from the CSU School of Engineering.

CHARLES Sturt University will welcome more than 250 young female students to Bathurst this week to give them an insight into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Power of Engineering will be held in the award-winning engineering building and run by CSU Engineering. Years 8 to 10 students from across the Central West will take part in the program on Thursday and Friday, August 10-11.

Lecturer in engineering Dr Andrea Goncher said they would see the opportunities that a career in engineering or science can offer over the two-day program.

“Last year’s event was a runaway success and we are looking forward to inspiring the next generation of women engineers for our region, Australia and the world,” Dr Goncher said.

The engineering course has already been recognised globally, with one of its student teams winning the national Engineers Without Borders Challenge in 2016.

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