Encouraging our future engineers - Harris sponsors Robogals

15-Mar-2017

INSPIRING TOMORROW'S ENGINEERS TODAY
To mark International Women’s Day 2017, Harris C4i proudly became a Gold Sponsor of Robogals in Melbourne, Australia.  Robogals is an international, university-student, not-for-profit organisation which engages schoolgirls in engineering topics from a young age.  Within Melbourne this year, they plan to provide over 50 workshops at 25 schools to over 1500 female students.

Harris C4i Systems Engineering team lead, Joe Gonzales, said the team was concerned about the comparatively low percentage of female graduate engineers, especially in the field of communications and electronics. He said the team believed that an early engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at primary school level would help increase the numbers. Inspired by the work of Robogals, they have pledged to support the program by providing on-going sponsorship, voluntary participation in school workshops, engineering career advice and technical assistance.

Harris C4i in Melbourne Australia has an active engineering team continuing to develop innovative technology for customers around the world.  Harris continues to recruit local engineering talent and promote STEM to young people to support our future industry.

Harris engineers Kerrie Murphy and Shiromi Amalanathan, are seen here presenting a cheque to Robogals Partnerships Manager, Benjamin Ding. 


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