Intel Australia has announced its sponsorship of Robogals, a
not-for-profit initiative encouraging young women and girls to engage in
science, engineering and technology. Run by university students, Robogals works
with primary and secondary schoolgirls to empower them with engineering, coding
and computer programming skills, and encourage them to become future innovators.
In celebration of the International Day of
the Girl, Intel Australia will sponsor the Robogals initiative, donating Intel
Galileo development boards to various Robogals entities throughout Australia to
encourage young women and girls to develop a passion and interest in STEM
(science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Galileo is an
Arduino-compatible development board designed for students and makers to
integrate STEM skills and create interactive objects, including ‘Internet of
Kate Burleigh, Managing Director of Intel Australia and New Zealand underlined Intel’s
strong commitment towards supporting STEM skills amongst young Australians.
Observing that STEM skills are the lifeblood of innovation and of emerging
industries with around 75 per cent of the fast growing jobs requiring STEM
skills and knowledge, she said young people should be encouraged to develop
interest and passion for STEM, transforming them from mere consumers of
technology to inventors and innovators.
She added that Intel was proud to support the efforts of Robogals in engaging
young women and girls in STEM initiatives.