Monday, September 21, 2020

IT jobs are on the rise ­– but not the ones you might think

While competition for jobs has doubled since COVID-19 kicked off, information technology gigs are back in demand.
First student rocket launch Queensland

First-ever student-built rocket to launch next year

Students from the University of Queensland (UQ) could become the first to fly a student-built rocket into space next year.

Want 100 free magazines for your school? Order yours today!

Australian and New Zealand high schools can order up to 100 free copies of Careers with STEM: Technology magazine.
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How to become an engineer: Live webinar recording

So you want to become an engineer? In this live webinar recording, Careers with STEM co-founder and journalist Heather Catchpole online speed tests the latest edition of Careers with STEM: Engineering and talks to three engineers working on some fascinating challenges and learns about how they got involved in their careers.

Group project goals! How citizen science is key to our bushfire recovery

This National Science Week, Chief Scientist Alan Finkel reflects on the growing value of citizen science, emphasising the need for more collaboration as we deal with an evolving climate.

Apparently watching YouTube could improve your uni marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.

New engineering magazine out now!

In the latest edition of Careers with STEM we explain what engineering is all about and showcase a diverse mix of real-life engineers.
Hacking for social good

Hacking for social good

Here's why engineering is a career choice for social good: you get to hack innovative humanitarian solutions for Pacific Islands
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Do your teachers use emojis? Research shows they should

Studies show emojis can help students accept online feedback and motivate them to do better during home-schooling.

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.

Year 12 students have a lot to say about the Government’s uni fee overhaul

As surprised as us to hear of the Government’s plans to overhaul the university fee system? We hit up a group of Year 12’s and asked them how it’ll effect their 2021 pathway planning.
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Huge locust swarms are threatening food security, but drones could help stop them

A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people - but drone technology could help control infestations.

Want to do a STEM degree at uni? Here are 8 things you need to know

Making the leap from school to uni is exciting but can be a steep learning curve. To help you get into the swing of things, we’ve put together this handy guide.

Extreme close-ups: Microscopic clips to make you squirm

The Nikon Small World in Motion competition is hands down the coolest comp in science.

Secure a next-gen science career: live webinar recording

Hear from three real-life STEM professionals busting myths and swapping pathway stories.