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Girls in STEM

The STEM Industry School Partnerships program aims to increase student STEM ability, engagement, and aspiration, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for girls. This is achieved by greater access to high-quality STEM curriculum content and programs targeted at girls. Close partnerships with organisations such as Girls in STEM (GiST), Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador, Superstars of STEM and Tech Girls Foundation, ensure our STEM programs are now more appealing to girls. Our programs redefine gender assumptions about STEM and increase public visibility of women in STEM in schools. 

SISP Program Statistics - Female Participation

Resources - STEM 2020 - 2021 OnDemand Presentations

Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM - Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith

STEM 2020 On Demand Q and A: Increasing Girls’ Participation in STEM


Keeping unconscious bias out of a STEM classroom - Jenine Beekhuyzen

STEM 2021 on demand - Keynote - Jacqueline Tate - Connecting Women and Girls in STEM

Other Great Resources

Classroom strategies for inclusive STEM learning environments

A diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical for economic growth and prosperity. Schools and classrooms play a pivotal role in engaging all learners in STEM and in helping them realise their potential. 

This guide is based on a systematic literature review of recent research published in the last five years about STEM education engagement, particularly for young girls and women. We present a summary of key research findings aligned to GiST’s Seven Principles for Inclusive STEM Education, with suggested practical strategies and contemporary resources that teachers can use to bring these critical Principles to life to create an engaging and inclusive STEM classroom. 


National Evaluation Guide for STEM Gender Equity Programs

The Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador developed a National Evaluation Guide for STEM gender equity programs (the Guide). The Guide delivers on a key recommendation of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. It is also an integral part of the Australian Government’s Advancing Women in STEM 2020 Action Plan.

The Guide is a simple evaluation tool that offers practical advice and breaks down program evaluation into 5 easy steps. It outlines how to create an evaluation plan, put it into action and share the findings.


Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.  STA started Superstars of STEM to create a critical mass of celebrity Australian women who work as scientists and technologists - role models for young women and girls – and to work towards equal representation in the media of women and men working in all fields in STEM.

Over five years we will have equipped 150 women working in STEM with advanced communication skills and provided them with genuine opportunities to use these skills – in the media, on the stage and in speaking with decision makers.

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