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Brisbane Camp Inspires Caboolture STEM Girls to Shine

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan has congratulated a Caboolture High School student Makayla Hammermeister for being chosen to attend the 2019 STEM Girl Power Camp in Brisbane.

Makayla was formally welcomed to the camp on Tuesday night by Education Minister Grace Grace, kicking off four days of learning, networking and fun.

This year, the camp has attracted 59 of the state’s brightest year 10 students from all corners of the state.

Mark Ryan said he was delighted to see Caboolture State High represented by Makayla Hammermeister.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for young women like Makayla to attend workshops and network with female role models in the STEM industry,” he said.

“Makayla and all the students involved in this camp will walk away with an even greater passion for STEM which we hope will inspire them to pursue a career in the field.”

Mr Ryan said with a major shift towards a knowledge-intensive economy, the demand for STEM skills will only increase over time.

“STEM subjects are preparing students for the jobs of the future and we know the number of jobs in STEM fields is growing at more than twice the rate of other industries and occupations,” he said.

“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $81.3 million over four years as part of the Advancing STEM initiative, supporting the subjects in all state primary schools.

“This funding can be used by schools to source expertise from local secondary schools, universities or industry.

“It can also be used to gain access to resources they need and to forge new partnerships to make STEM learning more engaging.”


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