On Thursday 10 October Ward participated in the annual Girls in STEM Day at the University of Technology Sydney.
The Ward team was represented by female staff from across the business, including engineering, safety and community. Ward facilitated a workshop for those who nominated an interest in construction or civil engineering.
The high school students, mainly from years 11 and 12, were split into teams and asked to design and build a structure using recycled materials.
The first team designed and created a bridge structure suitable for conditions in the Philippines and the second team chose to design and create a hospital in outback Australia.
As part of the process, students were asked to consider all project elements such as cost, environmental constraints, design, build-ability and ethical considerations.
The Ward team enjoyed helping the girls test their ideas as well as answering questions about what it’s like to work in the construction industry.
We wish the girls all the best for their future studies and we hope to see them back again as graduates!
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are areas currently underrepresented by females. Championed by CEO Julia Ward, we are committed to encouraging more females to study and pursue a career in civil engineering.
Thank you to UTS for inviting Ward to participate in this fantastic initiative.