Girls race ahead in STEM but women scientists held back

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
February 11 2021 - 1:30pm
Canberra High School students Emily Hyde, Emily Chalmers, Emily Weeks, Alison Kennelly, Sarah Dann and Annika Connelly-Hansen are involved in STEM extra-curricular activities. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Girls at Canberra High School are streets ahead in science, technology, engineering and maths thanks to national competitions and grants.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au