Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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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.
Article: Little ways to improve your online inclusivity. Illustration shows a girl sitting in front of a computer with a braille speech bubble above her head.

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!
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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.

These STEM career stereotypes are dumb and outdated

Mathematicians, coders, scientists and engineers definitely don't look like this. We've broken down the dumb and outdated stereotypes to set them straight!
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All-female science superstars announced for 2019

60 brand new Superstars of STEM have been announced for 2019. Science & Technology Australia's Superstars program will have some of Australia's best scientists, technologists and educators inspiring women and girls into STEM careers in an effort to close the gender gap.

Embracing Maori culture in computer science

Computer science and Māori culture? You can have both when you study in New Zealand at the University of Waikato!

The pricey problem with assistive technology

18% of Australians with a disability live in poverty... but assistive technology clocks in at thousands of dollars per device. UNSW Bragg Writing Prize winner Preethika Mathan diagnoses the problem with disability tech in her investigative essay.

Inspiring space careers that don’t involve leaving Earth

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With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing coming up, we are more stoked on...

6 cool ways the world is celebrating the 50th Moon landing anniversary

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From cookies to coins, here are some cool ways to celebrate 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.

The new technologies taking over the modern tradie’s toolbox

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Just like new technologies have revolutionised the way we’re working in the health, engineering and fashion fields,...