Sunday, July 12, 2020

Now trending in STEM: The ultimate to-binge list

We’ve hunted down a bunch of stuff you should be liking, watching, reading and downloading.
Theoretical physicist, best-selling author and scientific consultant for the Marvel universe, Sean Carroll pictured at a live ThinkInc event in February 2020. Image: ThinkInc

ThinkInc launches new online event series (and we have tickets to give away!)

Missing live shows? In response to COVID-19, ThinkInc – a leading Australian intellectual touring and events company – has launched a new online event series.

STEM girls to help make iso life easier

UTS and Tech Girls are partnering to host a Girls in STEM Design Challenge. Girls in Years 5-8 are invited to the full-day, free online event this Wednesday. The challenge? Come up with ways to help improve our lives while social distancing!
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Meet 12-year-old tech inventor, Celia

When 12-year-old Celia came up with her award-winning tech idea late last year, she can hardly have predicted just how relevant it would be in a few months' time.
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School holidays club combines science + arts

Looking for science + arts fun? Students 7-14 can keep busy as ANSTO's school holidays club kicks off with science + arts STEAM Club!
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Massive COVID-19 hackathon kicks off tonight!

Talk about big plans for the Easter long weekend: More than 2000 tech heroes are about to kick off a record-breaking hackathon to help flatten the curve!
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Want to upskill during lockdown? TAFE NSW offering free courses

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW has removed fees from a number of its online short courses.
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6 tech innovations in response to COVID-19

With social distancing the temporary new norm, we’re relying on digital technology more than ever. Here are 6 ways tech is helping us through the pandemic.
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Young scientist describes 7 new species of dancing peacock spiders

Meet an arachnologist who is obsessed with colourful new species of dancing peacock spiders - here's how you can do some citizen science and help too.
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5 STEM activities you can do at home now

Suddenly home schooling? Why not use this weird time to teach yourself some awesome new skills, kick some study or career goals… and maybe even win prizes?
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I walked 1200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why

There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project could help us find out
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Fresh skills people: tech jobs at WooliesX

Meet three women working in cool tech roles at WooliesX – the young, digital-savvy face of one of Australia's oldest retail businesses

Why university STEM degrees are more relevant than ever

University STEM degrees
In an uncertain world future, university STEM degrees are more crucial than ever - and not just to land you a job.

Three regional schools are the latest to benefit from STEM industry school partnership program

Three schools in the Illawarra region of NSW will now have their own academy of STEM excellence under the NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) Program.

Why space careers matter in a post-pandemic world

Australia’s space industry began in uncertainty, and – despite bushfires, pandemics and massive change – it will succeed under uncertainty.