UNSW teams up with Google to boost female engineering numbers at university

By Thuy Ong

More than 160 female school students have participated in an event co-organised by Google and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) designed to attract more girls into science and technology.

The Power of Engineering event involved a workshop that asked students to create a mechanical hand from everyday objects and use it to pick up a paper clip and a styrofoam cup.

"I like the idea of being innovative and thinking of new ways to help people," Year 10 student Holly Loosemore said.

"I think this workshop has enabled me to think of all the possibilities because I'm not entirely sure of what engineering involves."

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