Hear testimonials from leaders who have been involved in Dream Big Events and how they see students benefiting from the program.
Head of Corporate Strategy; Executive General Manager Asset Safety and Performance, Energy Queensland
“Energy Queensland understands that our ability to deliver on customer expectations for affordable, safe, secure and sustainable electricity will be underpinned by a skilled, diverse and capable workforce. Strong science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills coupled with the Arts (STEAM) are extremely important for our industry’s talent pipeline and for our future of the Queensland economy. We are proud to be partnering with Dream Big Australia to maximise the opportunities to improve career choices for women. Dream Big is playing an instrumental role in inspiring our next generation of talent and showcasing the importance of having passion within STEAM fields.”
Past Vice-Chancellor and President, CQUniversity Australia
“On behalf of everyone at CQUniversity I am extremely supportive of the Dream Big Project which was established by CQUniversity Engineering alumnus Jessica Kahl. It has been fantastic to see the initiative go from strength-to-strength, inspiring many other young women to pursue study and careers in STEM. Promoting STEM careers is vitally important to the future of Australia and our economy. I am certain that the Dream Big Project will continue to inspire others and help to drive the growth of STEM careers and future innovation.”
Chief Executive Officer, IPWEAQ
"Engineering is a rewarding career particularly for those in the public works sector who have an opportunity to improve our communities. We support the role Jessica and her team play in encouraging girls in high school to consider this path. Society benefits when men and women are involved equally in leadership roles and we encourage more women to enter our sector to contribute their thoughts and ideas for the greater good.
IPWEAQ is proud to be associated with Dream Big, an initiative of IPWEAQ's Young IPWEAQ Ambassador, Jessica Kahl."
Principal, Program Advisory, Aurecon
"Promoting awareness of engineering and STEM to young women is such an important thing to do for the future of our profession. The results that I have personally witnessed from the Dream Big events recently have been excellent. I fully support all of the efforts. Well done team!"
Operations Manager - Transport & Infrastructure, Beca Australia
"By encouraging girls to explore and study STEM subjects we tap into the creativity, imagination and innovation that lies within 50% of our population. A society that ignores such potential can only be poorer. Dream Big is playing an important role in engaging Australian school girls and demonstrating that they can have great fun exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
Mayors add veracity To 'Future City Build Design Jams', as part of Dream Big Campus Tour
Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow and Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson are pitching in to add veracity to this week's Dream Big campus tour.
Mayor Strelow took part in a 'Future City Build Design Jam' at Rockhampton North campus on Monday and Mayor Williamson is scheduled to contribute to Friday's event at Mackay Ooralea.
A total of 130 girls are participating in the 2017 Dream Big Project which includes female engineer guest speakers and activities such as 3D printing, Robot C programming, structure building, siege engine construction and a Future City Build Workshop.