Welcome to the world of science.
DCC Jobs and the Tech Girls Movement invite girls aged five to 12 years to Superhero Daughter Day, at the Hobart Henry Jones Art Hotel on Saturday 17 March from 10am – 2pm.
Girls will have fun with creative design, putting their minds to the test to think about how the everyday school desk can be changed with technology.
The girls will also explore with virtual reality and creating their own 360 degree content.
The event, in its second year, introduces girls to the exciting world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in celebration of International Women’s Day last week.
“Superhero Daughter day is a great day out for everyone involved. The ability to creatively solve a problem is something that is transferable across all industries and this type of workshop has been very popular across primary schools."
“It’s great to hold this event again after the success of over 1000 people attending last year, with even more expected this year. Learning through play is a key way to introduce new concepts and the girls leave with a new found enthusiasm for STEM and a desire to make it their future career.”
- Valeria Ignatieva, co-founder at DCC Jobs.
In addition to the fun activities, the girls will meet inspiring female role models in STEM, enjoy cupcakes and leave with a goodie bag to take home.
“The event is aimed at girls aged five to 12 years when their inquisitive minds mean they are not compromised by gender stereotypes. The Tech Girls Movement focuses on encouraging and raising awareness of technology career options for girls and the Superhero Daughter Day is a great way to do this. Research has shown gender stereotypes form in children as early as six years old.”
- Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of the Tech Girls Movement.
According to a 2016 report by the Office of the Chief Scientist, women make up less than one-fifth of Australians qualified in STEM subjects and continue to be paid less than their male colleagues.
“We’ve had amazing feedback from parents who have attended our Superhero Daughter Day events who say their daughters have continued to learn code since the event and are using technology in everyday applications. We had one parent tell us that their daughter was creating light up circuit birthday cards for their friends after being at one of our events."
Tickets are available for just $20. To book, visit the website.