Member for Forrest Nola Marino says the Morrison Government is supporting two young girls from the South West to pursue their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Mrs Marino said the students were participating in the Curious Minds program that brings together more than 60 young women from all over Australia to pursue their interest in STEM at the 2019 Curious Minds Summer Camp.
These high-potential young women will attend the intensive academic camp, followed by six months of one-on-one mentoring and coaching from a woman working within a STEM field.
“The Curious Minds program provides an opportunity for Year 9 and 10 girls to explore their interests and build confidence in STEM subjects,” Mrs Marino said.
“I hope Elaine Rayco from Newton Moore Senior High School and Trinity Best from Australind Senior High School will learn new skills and gain the confidence to pursue a career in STEM after school, and find inspiration from leading thinkers within the STEM community.
“I want to congratulate the girls from our community who are pursuing their passion for STEM and encourage other young girls in the South West to get involved.
“STEM skills are vital to future jobs and Australia’s future economy, and our Government is focused on supporting young women to pursue opportunities in STEM.”
The Curious Minds Summer Camp will involve ‘supercharged sessions’, guest lectures, excursions and experiencing life on the Australian National University campus.