IPWEAQ is proud to once again be associated with the Dream Big Project, an initiative of IPWEAQ's YIPWEAQ Chair and Ambassador, Jessica Kahl.
Dream Big offers female students in Years 10 to 12 an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it is to be an engineer and the rewarding job prospects on offer.
Dream Big activities are based on current engineering units and are aimed at developing skills in leadership and teamwork and to identify innovative capabilities.
At last year's events held in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay, students had an opportunity to design and build a Pasco trebuchet, engineer a structure in the Marshmallow Challenge, program Lego robots in RobotC software, participate in a future city build design jam and be empowered by presentations from accomplished engineers.
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.