Development of Women in STEM Decadal Plan supported by extensive public feedback

November 28, 2018

The Academy recently held national public consultations involving more than 400 people, and received written submissions from 46 organisations, in the development stage of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

In addition, a high school teacher facilitated a survey that provided insightful responses from 117 girls in years 7 to 12.

The feedback is informing a 10-year roadmap for sustained increases in engagement and participation of girls and women in STEM. The roadmap is being developed by the Academy in partnership with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering on behalf of the Federal Government.

A draft framework for the plan has been developed and sent to the project’s Expert Working Group for comment.

The Academy is meeting with stakeholder groups over the coming months to ensure the plan is useful, relevant and realistic. There will also be a survey of those in regional, rural and remote Australia.

The aim is to launch the decadal plan in March next year, in conjunction with the launch of the Women in STEM Online project.

The consultation event in Sydney for the Women in STEM Decadal Plan was one of many to be delivered across Australia.

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