Posted by Southern Cross Catholic College, Scarborough
on 3 April 2019
On Sunday Southern Cross Catholic College Year 11 Science Ambassadors Mekayla Chandler, Olivia Sanderson, Natalija Pankov and Molly Moroney had a taste of what their future could look like when they represented the College at the Queensland Women in STEM awards.
Southern Cross Catholic College was invited to nominate for this prestigious invitation as they were recognised for offering STEM opportunities with a focus on female participation. Southern Cross Catholic College joined City Point Christian College, the Islamic College of Brisbane, Ministers of State and leaders from industry and academia in this prize giving event at the State Library as part of the World Science Festival. The winners were truly amazing and operating at the leading edge of their fields in terms of innovation and result.
Olivia, Mekayla, Natalija and Molly are all aspiring scientists themselves and as Science Ambassadors they are excited to bring back their learning and inspiration to every campus to start encouraging girls in the pursuit of science and STEM. A lunchtime talk is planned for next term to show what the Queensland Women in STEM winners have achieved and what can be achieved by any woman who wants to make a difference in the world through STEM. With encouragement there is no reason why a future winner can't come from Southern Cross!
The students are pictured with the Hon Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Leeane Enoch, Minister for Science who presented the awards in a ceremony and with Dr Paul Birch, the Chief Scientist for Queensland and Dr Anu Choudhary, award recipient.
This was a wonderful opportunity for Southern Cross and for these young women who represented us beautifully. The event even featured on 10 News First.