‘SuperHack’ Engineering Competition
We were thrilled to hear the news that current Year 12 students Angelique V, Georgia K and Jade H, placed equal second over the Summer in the University of Melbourne’s, ‘SuperHack’ competition. ‘SuperHack’ is an annual secondary-school engineering hackathon for young women, non-binary and gender diverse students. The competition invited students to be creative and to solve engineering design challenges based on real industry problems. The experience provided them with the opportunity to learn from industry mentors and university students in STEM. Angelique, Georgia and Jade invented a security system to be used when people go on holidays and received $250 and Arduino starter packs for their efforts over the long two days. This was another wonderful opportunity for our students to consider a STEM-based career pathway that is recognising the importance of gender diversity, with more companies creating initiatives to hire women and debunk the gender stereotypes that currently exist.