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Challenging Stereotypes: Cultivating STEM Futures for Girls – A Conversation with Dr Allison Master (Teacher)

On Demand

Empower your students with a deeper understanding of gender disparities in STEM through this informative webinar, hosted by Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

This webinar has been recorded to commemorate International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024.

“Challenging Stereotypes: Cultivating STEM Futures for Girls,” is hosted by the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador, Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith. This session promises valuable insights for primary and secondary teachers.

Why watch?

Discover evidence-informed research from Dr. Allison Master, a distinguished psychologist and educator, who explores the impact of stereotypes on young children’s motivation for computer science and engineering. This webinar isn’t just about recognising challenges – it’s about actionable strategies for fostering inclusivity and empowering all students to excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Dr. Allison Master is the Director of the ‘Identity and Academic Motivation Lab’ at the University of Houston. You can follow Dr. Master’s work:

X/Twitter: @allisonmaster, @UHCOE

Lab website: https://uh.edu/education/iamlab/


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Women in STEM Ambassador


SPECIAL GUESTS:

Dr. Allison Master is the Director of the ‘Identity and Academic Motivation Lab’ at the University of Houston. You can follow Dr. Master’s work:

X/Twitter: @allisonmaster, @UHCOE

Lab website: https://uh.edu/education/iamlab/


Event Details

Event Type

On Demand

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording

Duration

25 Minutes

Price

FREE

Curriculum

Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Professional Development

Other KLAs

Science and Tech

Presenter Bio

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communication at the University of New South Wales. As Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador, she advises the Australian Government on gender equity in STEM. Her Office works with the business, education and government sectors to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM education and careers. Her office achieves this through a combination of education, research, advocacy, and policy advice. Lisa sits on several advisory boards including the Engineering for Australia Taskforce, the Questacon Advisory Council, and the Australian Space Agency Advisory Board. 

Harvey-Smith is a Ph.D. astrophysicist with 20 years of experience in scientific research, including the use of supercomputers to gain insights from complex data on the evolution of stars, galaxies and black holes. She has written more than 50 academic publications and led global research teams. She was previously the project scientist at CSIRO for both the Square Kilometre Array – a continent-spanning next-generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history – and its precursor, the $188M Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope. She is a recipient of the CSIRO Chairman’s Medal and the Eureka Prize for Promoting the Understanding of Australian Science Research. 

Harvey-Smith has presented on ABC Television’s popular science series Stargazing Live and has appeared live on stage with Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin. She is a TEDx speaker, regular science media commentator and author of five popular science books including the international children’s bestseller Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime. 

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Name: Becky Laurence

Phone: 0466942077

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.womeninstem.org.au

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