Sunday, July 5, 2020
Girls in Tech

CBA Girls in Tech Expo bigger than ever in 2019

The 2019 Commonwealth Bank Australia Girls in Tech Expo was bigger than ever this year, showcasing the latest in tech and inspiring students to discover the jobs of the future.
What do data scientists do?

What do data scientists do?

What do data scientists do, really? They don't just work in snoozy office jobs; they're behind big brands like Coles, The Iconic or cool tech startups like Digivizer!
Code4Fun Christmas Coding Challenge Winner Rafael Deubler

How I won the CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge

CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge winner Rafael Deubler shares how he took home the top prize in an interactive coding challenge that saw students getting creative with their resumes.

These people do not exist. They’re deep fakes

New neural networks created by Nvidia can produce eerily accurate portraits of people that don't actually exist. So, what kind of devious applications could these deep fakes have in future?

Neighbourhood watch: science makes cities safer and more enjoyable

Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.

Goodnight, sweet bot: NASA’s Opportunity Rover ends its Mars mission

After a 15 year mission to Mars that was expected to last only 90 days, NASA says goodbye to its longest serving Opportunity rover. We take a look back at some of Oppy's greatest achievements.
The periodic table rendered in colour and 3D

3 tech inventions that wouldn’t exist without the periodic table

If you use a smart phone, watch TV or even just live in the modern world, you can thank the periodic table for helping to invent heaps of the technology we use on the daily. This year is the table's 150th birthday, so we're taking a look at 3 tech inventions that wouldn't exist without it.
accessibility tech researcher Dr Jordan Nguyen smiles at Riley who is sitting in his wheelchair

The (computer) science of feeling good

Have you ever considered using your computer science skills to create tech that really changes lives? This isn't your average medtech career, computer science + wellness is all about creating accessible tech that responds to eye movements, or tracking health trends through big data.
University of Sydney Bachelor of Advanced Computing; boy sitting at desk with VR headset and computer

How to stand out from the IT crowd

Discover the Advanced Computing degree with over 100 cross-disciplinary majors that’ll equip you for your dream IT career, now and in the future.
the future of work

Your field guide to the future of work

The workforce as we know it is on the verge of a technical revolution. In future, career coaching will come from an app, you’ll get specialised guidance on transitioning between career paths, and everybody will be working gig-to-gig. Here’s your field guide to the future of work.
Cyber crime fighter walks down a matrix-like green hallway

What’s it really like to work in cyber crime?

A career in cybersecurity and cyber crime involves a determined and persistent approach to problem solving, says CBA cybersecurity analyst Daniel Sherratt.

Design and build your own 50 kilogram robot

Imagine getting to design and drive your own two-metre-tall, 50kg robot. For the high school students taking part in the FIRST® Australia robotics comp, the sky’s the limit!

Kicking goals: Pathology careers in footy

There are so many exciting off-the-field medical science careers in sport, and a pathway in pathology is just one of them.  

Winning formula: How one school is using the Bragg science writing prize to challenge gifted students

Preethika Mathan and Ms Rachele Rugiero Santa Sabina College UNSW Bragg Student Prize
Santa Sabina College first entered the UNSW Bragg Prize in 2018 – coming away with the winning and a runner-up essay that year. We spoke to the teacher driving the school's participation about how they use the competition to challenge and enrich their gifted student cohort.

5 quizzes that’ll help narrow down your Uni preferences

Stumped on what to study after high school? Welcome to Planet Overwhelmed. Population: all of us.