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STEAM Club for Girls

What is the ANSTO STEAM Club for Girls?

Offered to girls in Years 5, 6 and 7, the STEAM Club encourages creative exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through the Arts (the A in STEAM).

After the success of the program in 2021 and 2022, we are pleased to be running this 6-week after-school program again in 2023. It will be held at ANSTO during Term 2.

ANSTO STEAM Club for Girls

About the program

The program combines engaging hands-on experiments and activities with inquiry-based learning to inspire curiosity and help support the development of problem-solving in girls.

Enthusiastically delivered by our qualified female educators, the program will provide a supportive environment to encourage girls to become confident and active learners.

Joint waiting list/expression of interest

 

The program will also incorporate a tour of ANSTOs important science and engineering facilities in Sydney to reinforce interest in STEM. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of Australia’s leading female scientists and engineers!

The STEAM Club for Girls builds on the success of the online STEAM Club program that has engaged students across Australia since 2020 and is back again for 2023.

See our Facebook photo albums for examples of student’s STEAM Club work last year.

When will the STEAM Club for Girls be held?

The STEAM Club for Girls will run for 6 consecutive Thursday afternoons during Term 2, from 4.00 to 5.30 pm.

The first session is 4 May (Week 2). The last session is 8 June (Week 7).  

Where will the STEAM Club for Girls be held?

The STEAM Club for Girls will be held at the ANSTO Discovery Centre, located at Lucas Heights in Sydney’s south.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $100 per participant for the 6-week program. This must be paid in full before commencement of the program to secure a place.

Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.

How do I register?

The 2023 program will open for registration during Term 1, 2023. You may register for the Waiting List using the Expression of Interest button below.

Expression of Interest 

 

What will we do each week?

The STEAM Club for Girls program in 2023 consists of 6 self-contained sessions, focusing on a different subject area each week through hands-on activities.

Session

Date

Focus

1

4 May

Science

2

11 May

Technology

3

18 May

Engineering

4

25 May

Art

5

1 June

Maths

6

8 June

STEAM in action at ANSTO

Extension activities will be suggested to encourage further exploration at home.

Who will deliver the STEAM Club sessions?

The sessions will be delivered by ANSTO's female education staff. Our educators are experienced and passionate professionals with bachelor's degrees or higher in science.

For more information see About our educators

Why Girls only?

ANSTO supports the current drive of the Australian Government to attract more females to STEM careers. By offering a girls-only STEAM Club, our intention is to encourage girls to become active in directing their own learning, so that they may grow into confident learners for high school and beyond.

ANSTO currently offers technology workshops each school holiday period, and hands-on science workshops during school holidays in 2023.

We also strongly encourage boys to join our online STEAM Club program.

Wishing you full STEAM ahead!

ANSTO Education team

Contact the Education team at ANSTO's discovery centre for any questions relating to tours, learning resources or nuclear science.