STEAM Quarterly for Wills - Winter Social Edition
What: STE(A)M Quarterly meeting for Wills

When: Wednesday 17th July, 2019 6pm - 7:30pm

Where: The Union Hotel, 109 Union St, Brunswick VIC 3056 (http://unionhotelbrunswick.com.au/)

What: Want to come talk about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math) with other superstars in our area? This is an evening for like-minded STEAM-ers in the Wills electorate (and our neighbouring friends) to discuss what they think is important for us to be considering in the STEAM space and feed it into our local Federal member, Peter Khalil.

This edition of the Quarterly is shifting from the warehouse to a cosy pub in Brunswick. There will be facilitated networking, an update on the first meeting of the STEM Wills Advisory Group (SWAG) with ways you can feed in, and an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments into Peter Khalil MP in an informal setting. I have reserved tables in the side-room for us, and dinner and drinks are available at bar prices. Also feel invited to come if you don't wish to eat or drink.

Getting there:
- Upfield train to Jewell station (7 minute walk)
- 19 tram to stop 20 Barkly Square (9 minute walk)
- 58 tram to stop 30 Union Square (4 minute walk)
- Ample free on-street car and bike parking

If you or someone you know has additional access needs (language, vision, etc), feel free to let us know and we are happy to support.

If you want more information, read on. Otherwise feel welcome to complete the short survey.

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Q: I'm not in a STE(A)M career, but am still interested and want to come.. can I?
A: Wholeheartedly yes! Diversity is welcome and celebrated!

Q: Why the electorate of Wills? And can I come along if I don't live in this electorate?
A: Because Peter Khalil, our local MP, has volunteered to be a part of the Science and Technology Australia STEM Ambassador program. The electorate he works for encompasses many of the suburbs in the City of Moreland in Melbourne's north, including Brunswick, Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Fawkner, Glenroy and Essendon Airport. You are welcome to attend even if you're not living/working in these areas.

Q: Am I allowed to invite my friends along?
A: Yes! The more the merrier!

Q: Who are you?
A: I'm Candi - a research scientist with a background in bioengineering and neuroscience. I'm now working at Engineers Without Borders, a not-for-profit that aims to harness the power of engineering to make the world a better place. I also work at Science Gallery, a science-arts gallery dedicated to inspiring 15 - 25 year olds into STE(A)M careers.

Q: Why are you doing this?
A: For a long time I've bee politically apathetic and disengaged, however I'm coming to see as I progress through my career the power and influence politics has on our lives. To try and develop my political literacy, I applied to be a STEM Ambassador through Science and Technology Australia (STA), and was lucky enough to be selected. I am a STEM voice, but not the voice of STEM. So I would love to hold a quarterly meeting where you can ask your local politician about things that matter to you, you can connect in with your local STEM community and hopefully, have some fun! This will also allow our MP to ask us questions about what matters to us in the STEM space. More about the program here: https://bit.ly/2karW4W

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