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Making Science Fun for Girls.


Wyndham Libraries have announced an innovative and exciting, free workshop that will spark the interest of aspiring scientists.

The ‘Girls for Science’ workshop will run on Tuesday, 28 June from 2pm to 3pm at the Julia Gillard Library.

The workshop is suited to kids who have an interest in science and are aged between 8-12 who live in Wyndham.

Two inspiring young Wyndham women, Samyuktha Sriganesh and Srushti Shah, are the founders of Girls for Science Melbourne who run the workshops.

Samyuktha and Srushti will step participants through an experiment on gravity, demonstrating how the female-led Mangalyaan team launched a spacecraft to Mars.

They are passionate about encouraging primary school students – particularly girls – into the science field and their workshops are aimed at highlighting the achievements and discoveries of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Samyuktha and Srushti grew up in Wyndham and are now third-year Bachelor of Science students at The University of Melbourne. Samyuktha hopes to become an oncologist, and Srushti would like to be a neurosurgeon.

Girls for Science’ have successfully delivered a number of free workshops at the Julia Gillard Library in Tarneit, where young people have discovered the work of female scientists through guided experiments.

Wyndham City’s Deputy Mayor and Learning City portfolio holder Cr Jasmine Hill said: “These innovative workshops spark an interest and start to nurture and develop an interest in science from a young age.”

“It is heartening to see an increase in females participating in the science field and that’s why the ‘Girls for Science’ workshops are terrific because they encourage and inspire girls to participate.”

So encourage your budding scientist to attend the next workshop and explore their inner creativity.

Bookings are now open and essential. To book a place in the session go to:

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/girls-science-gravity-and-mangalyaan-space-craft-launch