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Women In Space


Tue 23 Jul 2019, 4:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Academy of Information Technology, 7 Kelly Street, Ultimo, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Coder Academy

"If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys." - Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist, & engineer.

Australia's space industry is at a turning point. With the Australian Space Agency's goal to create 20,000 new jobs in space by 2030, it is crucial that we attract, train and retain both men and women in the industry; breaking down the barriers placed so often before girls and women at all levels in education and in the workforce across STEM industries such as space.

Did you know that Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space in 1963? That's only 2 years after Yuri Gagarin, the first man. Women have always been at the forefront of innovation, yet when we look at industries like tech and space exploration, there's still a lot of work to be done to make sure that our women and young girls have equal opportunities to get involved and shape the world we live in.

Coder Academy is proud to be teaming up with One Giant Leap Australia to host 'Women In Space', an all-star event featuring an all-woman panel of scientist, executives, engineers, and educators who are working or have worked in space and other STEM industries to discuss how we can make space for the pioneering women-ovators of tomorrow. After all, one small step for a woman is one giant leap for woman kind.

Join us and be part of the discussion! Limited spaces available.

Panelists include:
Christine Fuller – Fmr Robotics Design Engineer, NASA JPL & Product Design Engineer, Amazon Lab126
Shannon McConnell – Deep Space Network Public Engagement Manager, NASA JPL
Debra Brice – Marine Science Educator, San Marcos Unified School District
Rachel Zimmerman Brachman – Outreach Lead for Radioisotope Power Systems, NASA JPL