Tuesday, September 24, 2019

5 skills that will land you a job in 2019, according to LinkedIn

It’s no secret that new technologies are changing the way we work. Businesses are navigating more automation and AI in their processes, the value...
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12 words that didn’t exist when your parents were at school

Being fluent in STEM is all about nailing abbreviations, owning slang and memorising 342 job titles that ends in ‘ologist’. Here are 12 commonly...
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Eliminating e-waste: skills for a zero waste future

New gadgets and endless upgrades mean that e-waste is becoming a big issue. Luckily, engineers and scientists are working on green manufacturing and recycling for a zero-waste future.
How to make time go slower: A woman's hand turns back the hands of a clock

4 science-backed ways to make the school holidays last longer

If you feel like your holidays are skating by, here are 4 science-backed ways to make time go slower.
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Why study a Bachelor of Science degree?

In the age of the internet, what’s the point of getting a degree? Here's 4 very good reasons why a Bachelor of Science degree from Macquarie is worth your while.
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15 top podcasts in STEM that we can’t get enough of

Our picks for top podcasts in science, tech, engineering and maths are way more fun than listening to music... and you might even learn a little something.
What is engineering? Two stereotypical engineers stand wearing hard hats and high vis with a big red cross over them. Text says "Engineers don't have to look like this."

What is engineering? It’s probably not what you think

If you’re envisioning hard hats and wrecking balls, stop right there. We answer the burning question, "What is engineering?" to set the record straight. If you're confused about what engineering is really about, this is a must-read.
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5 top tips to succeed in your first year at uni

For many students and their parents, transitioning to university is an exciting but daunting experience. Here are five tips to help students make the most of their first year.
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These Macquarie Uni data science students are future-proofing their careers

Data science students Satwik and Caitlin have their job options nailed by majoring in data science through Macquarie University’s Bachelor of IT.
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An awesome (free!) winter engineering school for Indigenous students

Are you an Indigenous student keen to learn more about engineering? The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School program, VIEWS, is the ticket.
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VIDEO: The gender gap in STEM starts as young as 9 years old

Only 16% of Australian STEM professionals are women... but, why? Statistics from the Office of the Australian Chief Scientist show that that the gender...
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If you can tick off all these STEM skills, you’re super employable

What kind of STEM skills do you need to thrive in the current job market? If you can tick off every box on this STEM skills checklist, you're in the clear!

Future conscious farming: edible insects now stocked at major supermarket chain

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Insects are the most sustainable source of protein on earth. They produce 80 per cent less methane...

STEM is in the air: Chelsie and Matt’s maths-themed date was romance goals

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Australia’s most famous astrophysicist bachelor Matt Agnew has made no secret of the fact that he’s got...

Student performance improves with more diverse school leaders: study

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Students would be better off if our teaching workforce looked more like our students (and the rest of Australia), according to a new report