Congratulations to Chloe Lethbridge-Salt, Jessamine O'Carroll, Simone Duncan, Kara Thompson and Genevieve Garvey for their recent success at the Myriad High QUT day of ideation and inspiration - an event to realise techniques and ideas from a female's perspective in ensuring Cyber-safety. These students from QACI presented their idea #watchit taking first prize at the event.
Chloe Lethbridge-Salt provides her refection...
Myriad High, held at QUT Gardens Point, inspired the next generation
of female leaders through an immersive day of design and innovation.
Students interested in science, technology, engineering and maths were
given a real world problem to address, that involved design innovation
and pitching to industry level experts.
Students were mentored and
inspired by female scientists from around the world. The event was
attended by 100 female students from around Queensland, and presented by
four international speakers.
Five QACI students were fortunate enough
to attend this event, which we all found to be extremely inspiring.
event began with the presentation of the projects and experiences of
these women in the field of science. The speakers included Nathalie
Mezza-Garcia, ‘seavangelesse’ of Floating Islands Project, Sarah Moran,
CEO of Girl Geek Academy, Dr Deb Polson, Interactive Designer at QUT,
and Shadi Rostami, software engineer and Palo Alto Networks Vice
President. All speakers provided us with insights not only into their
fields of work, but also into their experiences as women in science and
Following this, we were taught techniques to
approach design briefs, such as looking at how different companies
would run our schools and identifying the aspects which made the
companies unique. We then used these techniques to attempt to solve the
problem of ending cyberbullying by 2025. In our school groups we worked
on a pitch to present to industry level experts. Our solution #watchit
won the pitch competition, as it could be applied immediately and
Myriad High has given us insights into
real-world experiences, and the possibilities in careers in the fields
of science and technology. We learnt skills in practical problem
solving, and in collaboration. We would definitely encourage other
science students, both female and male, to get involved in any
opportunities available when given the chance, as it gave us valuable
insights into the fields of science and the possibilities which it has
...article written by Chloe Lethbridge-Salt