The adage 'what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger' isn't always true for high school students, a new study says.
Girls have the academic skills to excel but can be held back by anxiety and stereotypes, says a leading educational psychologist at UNSW Sydney.
Twenty-four high school students are this week sampling what a career in engineering might be like as part of a UNSW program aimed at attracting more women into the field.
UNSW's ASPIRE program has doubled in size this year, with 11 local high schools benefiting from the groundbreaking social inclusion initiative.
UNSW's ASPIRE program for disadvantaged high school students is expanding to primary schools thanks to a major funding boost from the Federal Government.