She Maps is a Certified Social Enterprise with a focus on increasing the diversity in STEM. They run STEM edutainment programs in schools and online, supporting both teachers and students.
Their most popular program is their Drone Roadshow, where students are given the opportunity to fly a drone and become a geospatial scientist for the day, gathering data to help the local authorities. This program has been delivered to over 6,500 students and teachers around Australia and the world. Their teacher resources in Orbit support teacher professional development and provide Units of Work for integration into the classroom.
Most recently, they have been published a children’s book for STEM into early primary,www.pippaanddronie.com, run an annual online conference for educators wanting to know more about introducing drones into their classrooms,www.edudrone.com.au.
All programs are mapped to the Australian Curriculum, and support problem-based learning and 21st Century Skills development.
More information can be found at www.shemaps.com
Karen loves to prove that science is more than lab coats and test tubes. She believes that there is a science for everyone, you just need to know where to look.
Karen is a pioneer in remote sensing research and using drones to study the health of coral reefs. She collaborates with scientists around the world, having spent time at NASA, the University of California, and in Belize, to better understand how to develop remote sensing platforms for drones, to solve environmental problems.
Karen is part of the Homeward Bound global network of women in STEMM working together to lead and influence decision making as it shapes our planet. This is a group of highly accomplished female scientists from around the world, who undertake a 12 month program, culminating in a leadership trip to Antarctica. She is also a SheEO activator, sponsored by Advance Queensland, creating a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To Do List.
Find out more about She Maps and the free resources they have to support students and teachers at www.shemaps.com.