Combining her love of STEM with her passion for aviation, Zara Dennis – Lauriston Science teacher, STEM Lead teacher, author and pilot – is doing great things for girls in STEM.

Troubled by the general lack of knowledge about STEM career opportunities for women and motivated by a question asked by a well-known aviation educator ‘Where are the female pilots?’ Zara was inspired to organise an Women in Aviation event at Lauriston.

Sadly, the breakfast was postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions. But in true Lauriston spirit, Zara set about re-imagining the event.

In August this year, Lauriston students from Years 7–12 Zoomed with an all-female RFDS aviation panel – comprising a Qantas pilot, RFDS Flight Nurse and Fundraiser Manager – to hear about opportunities in aviation.

The speakers provided engaging discussion and we hope their passion inspired our girls to take opportunities, be courageous and confident and believe their dreams are possible.

See our story ‘STEM at Lauriston’ for more about the awesome STEM activities and projects that our students have been recently doing across the School.

And read more about Lauriston’s digital fabrication laboratory, affectionately known as the FabLearn Lab, established in 2013 in partnership with Stanford University.

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