Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WSTEM)
Balancing the Equation: UNE’s mentoring program for first-year female students enrolled in STEM
Balancing the Equation is a mentoring program that targets first-year female on-campus and distance students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as they make the transition to higher education.
Women are under-represented in STEM disciplines internationally. In Australia, within some of the STEM disciplines, only 33% of graduates are female and only 12% of the associated workforce is female. Furthermore, women who have advanced degrees in the STEM disciplines are far more likely to leave related occupations than women in other professions.
A key objective of this mentoring program is to assist female students to make appropriate and effective choices in pursuing and achieving STEM-related career goals during and after university.
If you are interested in the program or have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.