Associate Professor Rowena Ball breaking down barriers

Publication date
Monday, 21 Aug 2017

Associate Professor Rowena Ball visited Geraldton, WA last week to speak at the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council Women in Science Breakfast and the inaugural Geraldton Universities Centre Hollomby Lecture to talk on the topic of indigenous Australians and women and regional Australians pursuit of STEM courses.

I’d like to encourage people in places like Geraldton and other remote areas to access a university education — it’s a win for the students and it’s a win for the regions,” she said.

“People will lock themselves out of high-paying jobs by not enrolling — doors really open for you when you have a STEM-related degree.”