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Rocky girls ready to ‘dream big’ about science and technology careers

Published:14 February 2018

Highlights from an event promoting STEM.

Rockhampton will soon host another ‘Dream Big’ event, designed to inspire teenage girls to strive for careers in the fields of science or technology.

Female students enrolled in Years 10 to 12 have been invited to attend the Dream Big event at CQUniversity Rockhampton North campus, on Monday 19 March. Registrations are via https://www.dream-big-project.com/upcoming-events/ .

The event is supported by CQUniversity and sponsored by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Engineers Australia, and Aurecon.

CQUni graduate Jessica Kahl, who now works as a civil engineer for Aurecon in Brisbane, is the founder of Dream Big.

“We are looking forward to hosting dozens of girls at our Rockhampton Dream Big event,” Ms Kahl says.

“They will engage in a fun marshmellow challenge, explore STEM subjects, take part in a series of team activities, hear from industry guest speakers, and take part in a future city build challenge.

“For two years running, the Dream Big Project has been awarded the CQUniversity Opal Award for Engaged Service Learning and Excellence and has received a ‘High Commendation’ under the Engineers Australia Gender Diversity Awards in 2015.

“We want to continue to inspire students to dream big and invite them to benefit from this fantastic initiative.”