Thursday, November 21, 2019
gender pay gap

Women in STEM earn 16% less than men: closing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is wider in STEM than the rest of the workforce, according to new survey results: experts describe what needs to happen to close the gap.

5 unique ways tech companies are celebrating Pride Month

We’ve always been big supporters of diversity in STEM, and with June being Pride Month, we're highlighting the tech brands celebrating the LGBTQ+ community...
Wikipedia Jess wade

The Wikipedia warrior for women in STEM

This physics researcher is boosting the representation of women scientists, one Wikipedia biography at a time.
forensic biology

Forensic biology star awarded for her research on crime-solving marine critters

Murdoch University researcher and forensic biology researcher Dr Paola Magni is investigating how marine organisms can provide crime-solving clues.
ecosystem

One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline: Here’s how to help

One million species are facing extinction and ecosystem decline, according to a report just released by the United Nations. Here's a list of ecosystem-preserving careers so that you can help make a difference.
Indigenous students stand inside a human brain simulation

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!
4 STEM women in history that changed the world

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.
Indigenous STEM awards

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...

STEM survey: Have your say!

Careers with STEM survey
The survey is aimed at educators, parents and any STEM-interested people. This is your chance to make your voice heard on issues related to STEM education and STEM careers.

Best Australian science writing revealed in 2019 UNSW Bragg Prize and Book Launch night

UNSW Bragg
The winners of the 2019 UNSW Bragg Prize, including our student winner Arwyn Stone, celebrated their achievements and discussed the most exciting Australian science stories of the year, which explored the dark side of tech, sex education revelations, animal welfare and much more.

10 cool animal jobs you could get with an animal science degree

Animal science jobs Taronga Zoo University of Sydney
Dream of a job working with animals? Here are 10 cool jobs you could get with an animal science degree - and just one of them is a vet!