Young Women in STEM

Young Women in STEM (YWIS) is a platform for young women to come together and discover study, research, and career pathways available in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sectors.

Our mission is to close the gender gap in science and technology, and inspire future generations of female innovators and sustainable technology leaders.

The world of engineering offers a vast array of exciting career opportunities, and in the coming months, we will feature leading industry experts to share their insights into some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge, and fascinating jobs that exist in the work place today.


Check out various upcoming events, designed to inspire and empower young women in STEM. These events are sure to provide unique opportunities to engage with industry leaders, connect with like-minded others, participate in hands-on workshops, and explore real-life applications of STEM.

RNZAF Schools to Skies Wahine Camp

Sunday 6 July – Friday 12 July

Applications are now open for the Schools to Skies Wahine Camp.

This is your opportunity to spend 6 days on an Air Force Base with uniformed personnel, to see if a career in military aviation is right for you.

Applications close Sunday 26th of May. Applicants must be:

  • A female in Year 13
  • Currently studying a Level 3 NCEA (or equivalent) mathematics, english and a science subject
  • Healthy with a moderate level of fitness

Enginuity Day 2024

Tuesday 9 July, 8am – 4pm

EVolocity is excited to partner with the University of Auckland for Enginuity Day 2024. We welcome all of our Year 12 and Year 13 female students to join us for a day of fun, learning, and interactive practical workshops.

Each year, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering opens its doors to high school girls for Enginuity, aimed at informing young women about the exciting possibilities of careers in engineering.

Enginuity is a once-a-year opportunity for high school girls to explore the possibility of a career as an engineer during a day of activities at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering.

Various workshop activities will demonstrate the creativity and problem-solving processes engineers use in real life while giving students an opportunity to try engineering hands-on. Professional engineers, lecturers and current students will be there talk to students about engineering careers and what it’s like to study here at the University of Auckland.

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