Tuesday, September 24, 2019

5 unique ways tech companies are celebrating Pride Month

We’ve always been big supporters of diversity in STEM, and with June being Pride Month, we're highlighting the tech brands celebrating the LGBTQ+ community...
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The Wikipedia warrior for women in STEM

This physics researcher is boosting the representation of women scientists, one Wikipedia biography at a time.
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Forensic biology star awarded for her research on crime-solving marine critters

Murdoch University researcher and forensic biology researcher Dr Paola Magni is investigating how marine organisms can provide crime-solving clues.
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One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline: Here’s how to help

One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline, according to a report just released by the United Nations. Here's a list of ecosystem-preserving careers so that you can help make a difference.
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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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Start doing these three small things to improve your online inclusivity

Accessible tech is a bit of a Catch-22: It's designed to be invisible, but works best when more people know about it. Here's how to incorporate online inclusivity to your routine.

We’re feeding AI racist and sexist data and the results could be disastrous

AI is only as good as the data it’s trained on. And, since the world is far from perfect, machines are beginning to pick up biases that are reflected in our society. We take a look at 3 ways that AI bias has caused problems, and how we can fix them.
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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...

International Women’s Day: advice from Women in STEM

We've compiled a list of our favourites quotes, including career and life advice, from some of the Women in STEM we've profiled. Treat yourself to these strong words of wisdom from even stronger women. Happy International Women's Day!
4 STEM women in history that changed the world

4 women in STEM who made history

Can we solve our current STEM shortage problems by looking to past women in STEM who defied the odds and made history? We honour 4 historic female figures in STEM in the lead up to International Women's Day.
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Meet the winners of the 2019 Indigenous STEM awards

A remote school in the Northern Territory, a virtual reality designer and a graduate systems engineer are the big winners of the third Indigenous...

VIDEO: Meet the 2019 Superstars of STEM

Science and Technology Australia have announced their lineup of 60 awesome scientists, technologists and educators as their 2019 Superstars of STEM.

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