CHARLES Sturt University highlighted the Power of Engineering for young women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a future career.
Located in the award-winning Engineering building and run by CSU Engineering, The Power of Engineering welcomed 250 female students from Years 8 to 10 in high schools across the central west.
Lecturer in engineering, Dr Andrea Goncher, said the participants saw 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 day-long program provided real-world science and engineering problems for the students to solve while demonstrating the importance of collaborative work and human-centred design.
"One of the challenges of recruiting young women into engineering is helping them to see themselves as engineers," Dr Goncher said.
"By giving them real-world challenges to solve, and female engineer role models to guide them while they do so, we help these young women see that there is a future for them in a STEM career,” Dr Goncher added.