Thanks to the Don Alexander Scholarship, Alice Miller has been able to focus on her studies and dedicate more time to her passion – encouraging young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Currently in her second year of study, Alice volunteers on both the Women in STEM Society (WISTEMS) and the Robogals committee (an international student run organisation that aims to inspire and empower young women to consider studying engineering and related fields), at the University of Adelaide.
“Both groups run outreach programs in schools, including robotics and coding workshops, and share the history and experiences of women in STEM,” Alice said.
“This year, instead of in-person outreach, in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) and the Women in STEM Society, I have worked as an Outreach Officer with a small group to create a magazine which was released to 300 students at the Young Women in STEM Day in May.”
I was humbled by the generosity of the Alexander family and honoured to be chosen as the first student to receive this scholarship. Environmental Engineering is so important for a sustainable future, so I was excited there was a scholarship available specifically for the degree.Alice Miller
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