Ballarat Gold Mine hosted Robogals — a team of ten university students from Melbourne, Monash and RMIT. The aim was to encourage engineering students to look at alternative careers as part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). BGM employs mechanical, chemical, structural, geotechnical and mining engineers. The students were shown how a working mine operates and the many opportunities for careers the mining sector offers.
The team then ran workshops for Grades 3 to 6 at Dana Street Primary School, Urquhart Park Primary School and Lumen Christi Primary School.