Women in STEM event
On Tuesday this week, Year 9, 10 and 11 Computing Studies students participated in a workshop run by Professor Branka Vucetic from the University of Sydney.
Professor Vucetic is a recent recipient of the Georgina Sweet Fellowship, which aims to promote gender equity in science and engineering.
The girls heard about the importance of STEAM skills in the future of work and their role in tackling some of the big problems that society faces, like energy, climate, health, food and security.
They then got some hands-on experience with microcontrollers and programmable robots, using the Arduino programming language to sense information about their environment and control the movement of the robots.
The School was presented with eight programmable 'mBots', which will be used by students from both the junior and senior campuses.
The girls enjoyed working with the mentor engineers from the University of Sydney to problem solve using their computing skills.