Natasha Bartholomeusz with a Thales Hawkei, Natasha designed a component for the vehicle.

Bendigo Tech School will celebrate four local female STEM heroes alongside nine other inspirational Victorian STEM leaders, as part of the STEM-powered exhibition and public forum, touring all 10 Victorian tech schools.

The exhibition and public forum at the Bendigo Tech School, showcases 13 Victorian women working in STEM fields as diverse as games development, wearable tech, environmental science, engineering, cancer research, food waste, genetics, biotech, nanotechnology and mathematics.

Bendigo Tech School director Graeme Wiggins believes diversity in STEM is important, as the involvement of more women in STEM leads to new voices, ideas and solutions.

“The STEM-powered exhibition and forum celebrate our local STEM heroes and provides the opportunity for girls to explore STEM careers – to find out about the skills, abilities and knowledge they will need for the future of work,” he said.

Electrical engineering masters graduate Natasha Bartholomeusz is one of Bendigo’s STEM heroes.

Ms Bartholomeusz describes herself as a person who likes to take on challenges and get out of her comfort zone

On display during the exhibition will be personal artefacts of Ms Bartholomeusz’s such as a GameBoy she designed and a prototype component for Thales’ protected mobility vehicles.

Alongside other local STEM heroes, Ms Bartholomeusz will be speaking at the student and public forum about her inspirational journey towards a career in STEM.

The Bendigo Tech School Women in STEM public forum is taking place on Monday, February 18 at 6pm at the Bendigo Tech School, La Trobe University, Sharon Street, Flora Hill.

The STEM-powered exhibition is open for viewing Tuesday, February 19 until Monday, March 11 from 3pm to 5pm – weekdays only.

For more information about Women in STEM visit: bendigotechschool.com.au