Community Engagement Through STEM Education

Participation in Australian Women in Resources Alliance

Bernardo de la Barra

Dr Bernardo A. León de la Barra was invited to take part in the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) Reference & Women in Resources Workshop that was held in Perth on 23rd May 2012 as part of the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) National Conference.

This workshop was a special meeting of AWRA stakeholders to review progress to date and assess new methods of engagement with the wider industry.

Through this workshop AMMA aimed to develop the next steps within the AWRA interest groups and provide members of the initiative with the necessary tools to generate and drive meaningful change.

AWRA has set itself a challenging yet attainable overarching goal - to increase the representation of women in the industry to 25 % by 2020. Engaging a broader range of leaders, employers and stakeholders across various sectors of the resource industry is a vital part of achieving this target.

The School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania expects to play a significant role in helping the resource industry to achieve this goal.

Published on: 29 May 2012 11:59pm