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Helping STEM take root

Last updated: 30/10/2015 8:02 PM
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​The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) is sponsoring a lecture by Western Australia's Australian of the Year on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers and training.

The Maureen Bickley Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE.

Professor Beazley was Western Australia's Chief Scientist from 2006 to 2013, advising the Western Australian Government on science, innovation and technology, as well as acting as an ambassador for science locally, nationally and internationally.

As patron of the Techtrail program, which is supported by DLGC, Professor Beazley encourages and inspires secondary students to explore and pursue study and career opportunities in STEM fields.

The 2015 Maureen Bickley Memorial Lecture is titled Women in STEM: The leadership needed to change the current situation.

The lecture is organised by the Maureen Bickley Centre for Women in Leadership and celebrates the life of Dr Maureen Bickley and her contribution to equity and women in leadership. Dr Bickley was an associate professor at the Curtin Graduate School of Business.

Event details

Date and Time

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 5.00pm – 7.30pm

RSVP: By 11 November


Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House,
140 William Street, Perth
Enter from Murray Street Mall, near Cotton On


There is no charge to attend this event, however donations are welcome to the Maureen Bickley Scholarship Fund (donations over $2 are tax deductible). The Maureen Bickley Scholarship provides support for women undertaking doctoral research that promotes gender equality.

Register to attend the Maureen Bickley Memorial Lecture