Girls Attend STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress

Above (L-R): Madison Gotch, Harmony Miller, Charley McGlashan & Kenisha Bilney

Last week, four Year 8 students – Madison Gotch, Harmony Miller, Charley McGlashan and Kenisha Bilney – attended the two-day 2022 STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress in Adelaide.

The Congress aims to engage students with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning; it offers industry experiences to inspire them to realise their aspirations. The Congress is designed within an Aboriginal community context, to enable students to explore the skills they will need as future STEM innovators and problem-solvers.

Congratulations to Madi, Harmony, Charley and Kenisha on their positive participation throughout the Congress; thank you to their families for supporting the initiative.

We hope you enjoy the girls’ comments below about their experiences.

~ Mrs Nicole Cunningham (Aboriginal Education Teacher)

The STEM Congress was fun, but my favourite part was the activities at the Australian Space Discovery Centre. They had interactive activities that were also informative. ~ Madi

The STEM Congress was pretty fun. I enjoyed Day 1 where we were split into three groups and went to different stations at the Australian Space Discovery Centre. I also loved the speech from Mikaela Jade, founder of Australia’s first Indigenous edu-tech company, Indigital. I learnt that no dream is too big to be fulfilled. ~ Harmony

The STEM Congress was really fun. I learnt some self-belief and that ‘no dream is too big’ as Corey Tutt (founder of Deadly Science) says. ~ Charley

Something I learned from the last two days was that you can pick any dream job, go for it, achieve it and be proud of it! ~ Kenisha

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