Zonta e-Club of Queensland celebrates National Sciences Week

The Zonta e-Club of Queensland, Australia, is pleased to support the 3rd annual Women in STEM event held at Chinchilla High School to celebrate Australia's National Sciences Week. More than 130 students attended from schools across the Western Downs, including Chinchilla, Miles State High School and Tara State College.


This year's guests included:

  • Jess Godfrey, a carbon scientist at Origin Energy.
  • Vanessa Arteaga Acosta, a chemical Engineer at Origin Energy.
  • Tania Langton, an apprentice water industry operator at Origin Energy
  • Keely Perry is a biotechnology undergraduate majoring in plant biology. She also assists as a science ambassador with the Indigenous unit at the University of Queensland.
  • Amani Abusafia is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Sydney working in the pioneering field of green Internet of Things (IoT) wireless energy sharing services in smart cities. Amani is also District 24's 2022 Women in Technology Scholar.

These engaging and personable speakers shared their stories to inspire the students about what might be possible for them to consider, plan and dream for their current studies and careers in STEM. The event's highlight was a Q and A session where attendees asked thoughtful questions across various topics. 


The club would like to thank District Governor Lyn Agnew, who attended and transported guest speaker Amani, and former club president Ansmarie Van Erp, who provided an engaging address on behalf of the club.


This event, now in its third year, is a collaboration between the club, Education Queensland and individuals in the STEM industry. In a closing statement, Adams Meyers, the regional director at Education Queensland, highlighted the importance of Zonta. He acknowledged the work of Zonta and told all students that they had a right to a world without fear of violence and that every woman should be able to achieve their full potential.