Chermside Skydiving Centre One Of The Locations Of 2022 STEM Girl Power Camp

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The iFly Brisbane Indoor Skydiving in Chermside has been selected as one of the locations for the camp activities of the 2022 STEM Girl Power Camp.

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The STEM Girl Power program encourages Year 10 girls from across Queensland to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Camp activities will take place at several locations. Aside from iFly Brisbane Indoor Skydiving, other locations are the Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, and Cross River Rail.

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iFly Brisbane Indoor Skydiving in Chermside (Photo credit: iFly Brisbane Indoor Skydiving/Google Maps)

Participants of this year’s camp are 60 outstanding Year 10 students and 10 teachers who were selected from across Queensland.

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During the camp, students travel to Brisbane where they participate in activities at Southbank and world-class laboratories of universities and research institutions. 

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Students hear from leading experts and role models about STEM careers. They also develop their leadership skills as ambassadors for STEM.

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Upon their return to school, ambassadors participate and organise STEM initiatives to promote National Science Week, with the support of the regional STEM Champions.

One of the key outcomes of the STEM Girl Power Camp is to enlist all participants as Regional STEM Girl Power Ambassadors, who will share their experiences to spark excitement and engagement back home in their local school communities.

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“For so long, STEM fields have been largely dominated by men – so it’s important that STEM represents the diversity in our society,” said Education Minister Grace Grace.  

“That’s why since 2016, the Palaszczuk Government has invested around $766,000 to run the camp and support girls in STEM to make sure we continue to uplift underrepresented groups.”

Ms Grace believes students will walk away from the camp with an even greater passion for STEM which we hope will inspire them to pursue a career in STEM after school.