ICRAR hosted its second Stargirls STEM Camp from January 23rd to 25th, where female and non-binary high school students can be inspired by the industry leading women scientists working in astronomy, engineering, and data sciences.
The free event was run over 3 days across our nodes at Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with fun activities and learning, including an astronomy project with the SPIRIT telescope, a visit to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and night-time star gazing.
This year’s Stargirls class saw 18 Western Australian students from years 9 to 12 attend and we’ve already had some fantastic feedback from them to share:
“I have learned so much from star girls and I appreciate the experience so much. It has inspired me to strive to be in the field of astronomy.”
Stargirls 2023 attendee – Year 9
“I would like to thank all the staff and camp coordinators for organising this event. It was truly inspiring and an incredible opportunity. I hope that the next group of Stargirls will enjoy this camp as much as I did and gain a better understanding of all that astronomy, engineering and data science has to offer. So once again, thank you for all the effort and support you have put into this incredible experience, it will not go to waste.”
Stargirls 2023 attendee – Year 11
Thank you to the academics and staff who volunteer their time to enrich our Stargirls’ with inspiring learning and to our outreach co-ordinators Melissa and Leah for hosting another memorable community event!
If you’d like to learn more about StarGirls and ICRAR’s outreach programs, you can visit our Outreach Portal.