The Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes recently launched the Teen Science Café – Women in STEM initiative. The initiative forms part of the Science Centre (Pembroke) STEM career guidance and girls’ empowerment programme.
The event kickstarted with two in-person events at St Thomas More College, St Lucia Secondary School and St Clare College, Pembroke Secondary School respectively.
During both events female STEM professionals from a range of STEM fields including software development, electrical and mechanical engineering, medical physics, aviation, artificial intelligence, health sciences and biomedical science, visited the schools shared their personal experiences and informally discussed opportunities to pursue STEM Careers with young teenage students.
The initiative includes two other face-to-face events at Maria Regina College, Mosta Secondary School and Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School during the month of November. A number of other secondary and post-secondary schools will be engaged in this initiative in an online manner during the second scholastic term.
The Teen Science Café – Women in Stem initiative also seeks to engage industry partners to showcase STEM careers within their organizations while inspiring and motivating young girls to explore STEM career opportunities.
Interested educators and/or stakeholders can email [email protected] to obtain more information about this initiative and explore potential ways of participation.