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 wstem@une.edu.au.

WSTEM — Mentoring women in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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