An inclusive student-led society with the mission to support, empower and inspire Women in STEM. We hold bi-weekly workshops as well as informative and empowering events aimed at nurturing students personal and professional development.

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Membership Benefits
On top of attending amazing and inspiring events and developing industry connections, members will also be given a FREE Welcome Bag, discounted merch and monthly newsletters with amazing opportunities!


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Our Mission
Our mission is to create an inclusive student organisation that provides a supportive and empowering environment to Women in STEM. Meetings are held on a weekly basis with the aim of nurturing the students personal and professional development.

We strongly believe in the importance of empowering women in STEM through not only supporting each other in reaching our full potential but also in inspiring the future generations and improving the STEM industries as a whole with ground-breaking solutions developed through unique perspectives and experiences!

The causes of poor attraction and retention of girls and women in STEM begin from an early age and continue into senior careers. Often referred to as a ‘leaky pipeline’, the result is a system with low representation of women in STEM education, workplaces, and senior-level leaders, and a society that undervalues the opportunities and contributions a career in STEM can provide for girls and women. At the tertiary level, underrepresentation in information technology (IT) and engineering education is of particularly significant, especially when one considers how these skills will be increasingly important as Australia transitions to a digital and technologically driven economy.

The University of Canberra Supporting Women in STEM Society will make a direct impact on these issues through its many programs and through creating a supportive environment for its members. Industry presentations and post-graduate mixers will introduce students to a variety of relevant professionals that will be able to inspire and empower our student members. A first-year mentoring program will allow first-years to be matched with students within their later years. This gives first years an opportunity to seek guidance and voice their concerns whilst building a trusting relationship with someone at a similar time in their life.

Events

National Museum of Australia

3, 2, 1 💥BLAST OFF💥 Introducing the University of Canberra's inaugural 🪐STEM Ball💫 officially launching from The Gandel Atrium at the National Museum of Australia🎉 The out-of-this-world night👨‍🚀 will feature a... 🚀Premium two-course dinner (Dinner🍜 & Dessert🍨) 🚀Three-hour unlimited drinks package 🥂 🚀Interactive Reptiles Exhibit 🐊 🚀Photo booth filled with props 📸 🚀Professional Photographer for four hours 🎥 🚀Light-up, color-changing dance floor 🕺💃 🚀Three-hour DJ package with lighting and customizable playlists 🎼 🚀Tea and coffee buffet featuring petit chocolates 🫖 🚀Premium space-themed decorations 👾 ...and more still to be announced! Early-bird tickets will launch🚀 on the 25th of July at 10 am followed by the standard release on the 1st of August at 10 am. Standard release will remain open until September the 23rd at 10 am or until sold-out. 🌖MEMBER* EARLY-BIRD** RELEASE ✨ $125 🌗NON-MEMBER EARLY-BIRD** RELEASE ✨ $135 ~~~~~~~~ 🌖MEMBER* STANDARD RELEASE✨ $130 🌗NON-MEMBER STANDARD RELEASE ✨ $140 *Member pricing is only available to members of one of our affiliated clubs. **Early-bird tickets will only be on sale from 10 am on the 25th of July until 10 am on the 1st of August, so get in there before this deal rockets away!🚀 The inaugural STEM Ball will be held at the National Museum of Australia's stunning atrium so put on your best dress👗 and most dashing space suits👨‍🚀 to dance the night away! The STEM Ball Planning Committee is made up of representatives from UC Supporting Women in STEM, UC Engineering Society, Sudo, Canberra Business Society, and the UC BioMedical and Medical Society. To stay up to date with the most recent information make sure you are following UC STEM Ball on both Facebook and Instagram (@ucstemball). If you have any questions please contact ucstemball@gmail.com. If you no longer can come or have an extra ticket to sell, please note that unfortunately, the UC STEM Ball does not accept refunds and it is your responsibility to pass the ticket on to someone else if desired.

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