Robogals Rural & Regional (RRR) 2013
RRR is a Robogals initiative started in 2011 that brings promotion of women in science, engineering and technology to rural and regional areas around Australia. Through this program, we will mobilise female university students all over the country to act as Ambassadors for Science, Engineering and Technology by visiting schools within their regions and promoting science and engineering, mostly to young girls. In its first year, our 20 RRR ambassadors across the country visited 43 schools, reaching just over 1,900 students in total!
There are two parts to this program:
- RRR Training Weekend - where participants will undergo a 2.5-day training program to equip themselves for the next stage. Sessions include Workshop on Public Speaking and Delivering Effective Presentations, Personal Leadership Seminar and many more! Participants will also get the chance to have lunch with some of Robogals' supporters from the engineering industry.
- Science, Engineering and Technology presentations in schools - where participants will be given 3 months to visit schools in pairs within their region and talk about science, engineering and technology
We are recruiting from female university students currently pursuing a science, technology or an engineering-related course in universities in regional areas within Australia.
Where & When:
RRR participants come from across Australia.
- 20-22 April 2013 - Training Weekend in Sydney
- May - July 2013 - Regional school visits back in your hometown
What's in it for you:
- Opportunity to meet other students studying engineering and science from all over Australia, including Robogals founder Marita Cheng (Young Australian of the Year 2012).
- Networking opportunities with representatives from science, engineering and technology-related companies and organisations during the Sponsors Luncheon (part of the Training Weekend).
- Be a part of an awesome global non-profit student-run organisation - Robogals!
- Be a part of a movement to increase female participation in science, engineering and technology.
- It is FREE to attend the Training Weekend! Accommodation and most meals within the duration of the Training Weekend will be paid by Robogals.
- Participants should bring some spending money for lunch and dinner on Sunday, and for transport around Sydney.
- Transportation - Robogals will reimburse up to $150 for flights, trains and buses to and from Sydney, provided that the cheapest route is taken.
- The team that speaks at the most number of schools will be awarded "Rural and Regional Robogals of the Year", a trophy, $100 worth of cash and the opportunity to be profiled in The Amplifer which has more than 800 subscribers all around the world.
- The runner-up team will be awarded "Rural and Regional Robogals of the Year (Runner-Up)", $50 worth of cash and the opportunity to be profiled in The Amplifier.
Sample weekend schedule (from 2011):
Through the online application form here. Application deadline is Thursday the 21st of March 2013. Note however that early applications have a significant advantage as we will have more time to read your application and interview you, so we encourage you to apply early if you can!
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