Every year, some 18,000 engineering jobs need to be filled, and only 6,000 come from Australian graduates – the rest come from overseas. It’s one of the many reasons UNSW has turned to young women.
Olivia Gall had always dismissed mining as something “not for her”, until she took part in UNSW's Minerals Summer School.
A record number of female high school students have applied to join a week-long summer camp at UNSW designed to give them a taste of a future career in engineering.
A trailblazer in biomedical engineering and a role model for aspiring female engineers, Professor Anne Simmons from UNSW is a finalist for the 2012 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award.