Women and STEM
While women continue to push forward in the STEM fields, and they are becoming a bigger part of the sciences, they still only constitute about 30% of all scientists in the fields. The STEMinist Project aims to help increase that percentage........
The STEMinist community comprises passionate individuals and groups from across the world who dedicate their time to promoting STEM education in schools. Through the STEMinist Project and website three key missions of the group are to:
- Increase the visibility of women in STEM vocations and STEM education
- Increase the confidence, competence and engagement of school students in STEM through engaging with role models, and to participate in Makerspace activities that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in practice.
- Inform about and promote inspiring STEM-based initiatives and projects developed by women that are designed to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Premiers Science Awards
In 2019 the STEMinists became finalists in the Premiers
Science Awards in the Engagement Initiative category. The amazing Perth Observatory and Astrofest were the eventual winners which was appropriate in the 50th Year of the Moon Landing (1969). We were honoured and proud to have been nominated.
The United Nations supporting women in Science (and STEM)
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In recognition of the need to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.