Saturday, March 23, 2019
BHP awards OH&S robotics BHP Science and Engineering Awards

Winners of 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

The BHP Science and Engineering award winners have been announced. We were lucky enough to chat to the winners, Oliver Nicholls, Minh Nga Nguyen, and Angelina Arora about what inspired their world-changing inventions.
MItch Klenner ANSTO

Nuclear research is changing the face of medicine

Postgraduate researcher at ANSTO, Mitch Klenner never thought he'd be working in nuclear medicine. Now, it's his passion; through trial-and-error he's paving the way for nuclear medicines to detect and eradicate disease.
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Gone bananas

The world's favourite banana is being threatened by the spread of plant pathogens. Scientists at QUT are engineering solutions using genetics to save our staple snack.
ANSTO coral reef

Reef obsession

Francesca Gissi is at ANSTO under a postgraduate research award, driving the fight against coral reef demise. It's a job that takes her from the lab to the reef, like a coral crime detective.
sugarcane QUT

A sweet solution to environmental waste

Spent sugarcane is the latest agricultural waste product with renewable potential as food for livestock. Rebecca Ainscough of QUT is part of the team researching the microbiology of the sugarcane waste.
Australian of the Year 2018

Australian of the Year Awards 2018 recognises STEM superstars

The title of Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Local Hero of the Year for 2018 have gone to Prof. Michelle Simmons, Dr Graham Farquhar and teacher Eddie Woo respectively, for their work in quantum physics, biophysics and maths education.
Health careers quiz

How can you help with health?

Health careers don't have to be confined to the hospital. Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll find the perfect career for you. Will you be a mental health professional, or a medtech inventor? Take our quiz and find out!
Panel-Session Global Young Scientists Summit

Understanding the universe with neutrinos, black holes and physics

The Global Young Scientists Summit has seen a deluge of research revelations; from neutrinos holding the key to understanding the universe, to being in the midst of the Information Revolution. Don't miss all the great insights - follow us on Twitter for daily updates.

The kilogram gets a makeover

The kilogram is currently measured against the 'Big K': a platinum and iridium alloy that should weigh one kilo, but is degrading with time. Scientists aim to have new definition for the standard unit of mass before the year is out.
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Top ten articles of 2017

Before we send off the new year we've rounded up a list of the most popular posts of 2017. Take a look back through the archives and re-read the articles you loved!

Top 5 favourite profiles of 2017

Who were your favourite profiles of 2017? We've looked back through the archives and found the 5 most click-worthy faces... and they happen to be all women!
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Hardest jobs to fill in STEM

Capitalise on these hard-to-fill and in-demand jobs by finding out all the study information you need to nab a great career with ease.

These Macquarie Uni data science students are future-proofing their careers

Satwik and Caitlin sit on chairs in Macquarie Uni's study hub to discuss data science jobs and their degree
Data science students Satwik and Caitlin have their job options nailed by majoring in data science through Macquarie University’s Bachelor of IT.

How this geologist found her calling with QUT science

From studying a Bachelor of Science to completing her Master's degree, Kat Gioseffi is a seasoned QUT science student. Here's what she loved about studying at QUT.

An awesome (free!) winter engineering school for Indigenous students

Indigenous students stand inside a human brain simulation
Are you an Indigenous student keen to learn more about engineering? The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School program, VIEWS, is the ticket.