International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February marked ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’. Callaghan Innovation invited a cross section of secondary school girls to come together to be inspired and informed on future opportunities in science and technology, hearing from the women that are doing amazing things in this area in New Zealand. 

11 students from Carmel in Years 10-12 celebrated the International Day of Women in Science for the very first time with Callaghan Innovation. Alongside other schools we learnt about bioengineering, robotics and how fridges and washing machines work . We discovered how science can be applied in everyday lives, especially how robots can be implemented into the many different work environments. This event allowed us to consider the different branches science can take us to while also encouraging the significance of women within the field of science and technology. We explored the many opportunities that we as women can pursue with science. It was a very eye-opening experience that definitely inspired us to pursue careers in science. 

 Janelle Pilgrim, Charisse Carlos, Lia Cho, Swetlana Khoo, Genevieve Lai, Ally Basa, Beatrice Belleza, Shana Singh Anderson, Elise McGregor, Ciara Aitken and Brianna Walker