SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS
Congratulations to the 2020 NCWWA STEM Bursary recipient, Shannon Calitz.
Shannon is in second year at Edith Cowan University studying a Bachelor of Science,
majoring in Chemistry and Biology. After completing her degree she plans to continue her
studies with a Master of Teaching. Shannon's ambition is to become a high school teacher
specialising in STEM subjects. She is keen to motivate students especially young women
to consider pathways in the fields of mathematics and science.
Shannon is responsible for funding her own university studies and as well as working part-time
in customer service she has initiated her own tutoring business tutoring high school mathematics
students for a very reasonable fee. The NCWWA STEM Bursary will go towards purchasing text
books and other resources.
NCWWA STEM BURSARY
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS BURSARY
The Bursary is available to a female student studying a STEM course in Western Australia at
year 12, TAFE or University level.
Applicants must be Australian Citizens and address the following criteria:
•study in a non-traditional area for women
•how studies will benefit women, families and the wider community
PADDY FIRSTENBERG MEMORIAL AWARD 2019
The Paddy Firstenberg applications were asked to address the selection criteria of
•demonstrated leadership ability
•service as a role model or mentor
•commitment to the empowerment of women
•how the business industry or community has benefited from the nominee's contribution
Congratulation to Pamela Govender the recipient of the 2019 Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award.
Pamela was the guest speaker at the NCWWA September meeting.
Changes are underway for the Paddy Firstenberg Memorial Award.
From 2020 the Award will be for Leadership, to a Western Australian Girl Guide 18-35 years of age.
Paddy was a long term and dedicated member of the Girl Guides.
The NCWWA President's Award was first introduced in 2017. The Award is presented to
someone. who makes a significant contribution in a variety of ways to NCWWA over the last
The 2019 NCWWA Award winner is Laurel Pearce.
Congratulations Laurel !