Lisa Harvey-Smith: Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM
26 Apr 2020
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith embodies the self-made learning journey. Her journey shows our students that their choices and passions can forge a wonderful path; a life and love of learning. As Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador, Lisa may have a focus on projecting girls beyond barriers in STEM disciplines, yet her style transcends gender – her goal is to tackle gender stereotypes in early education, empowering all students to live their passion and harness their self-belief. She stands by an education system that achieves equal representation of women and men working in all fields in STEM. We’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts on how we achieve this in her exclusive video keynote at STEM 2020 On Demand.
Lisa’s passion is astronomy and astrophysics and she has carved her own niche. Leaving formal schooling at eleven to set her own learning pathway; she self-guided her way to become a leader in space exploration and galactic understanding. Her global CV speaks for itself.
Having set her own path, Lisa imparts self-determination in education and seeks to inspire young learners to explore and discover their universe; whether their endgame is stargazing or something more earth based. No matter what the outcome, Lisa believes that inspiring discovery is fundamental to learning. She has created resources that “transport curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky”, and so, seeks to inspire deeper questioning around our place and potential within and outside our world.
Don’t miss Lisa’s inspiring video keynote ‘Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM’ available TOMORROW exclusively for registered participants ofSTEM 2020 On Demand.