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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.

Closing the Gap with tech

Aboriginal Australians face unique challenges with technology and culture. These four apps were created for closing the gap between education and technology, or preserve the rich cultural history that has largely been lost due to invasion.

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Murdoch University's WISE Women in STEM

Over 200 girls gathered together to hear from Murdoch University’s WISE Women in STEM. The outreach program saw multiple STEM women from around Australia share their personal and professional stories on how STEM skills benefit careers, and why dropping maths is a bad idea.

Girls: The next generation of STEM leaders

More than half of Aussie girls aged 12-14 want to study STEM, but our enrolments are lower than any other Asia Pacific country. The future is female in STEM… with a little encouragement and a lot of support from parents, teachers and schools to turn these girls in STEM to women in STEM fields.

The WISE Campaign women in stem at the Girls in STEM day

The WISE campaign: Women in STEM at Murdoch University

Women in science and engineering are often hard to find. Murdoch University’s WISE Campaign Women in STEM day saw prominent women in science encouraging girls in STEM to become future female scientists and female engineers. Year 9 student Kamilla Pal reports on her experience with the WISE Campaign Women in STEM.

The March for Science Australia 2018

The March for Science 2018

The March for Science 2018 is running its second annual science march. Last year, 10,000 people joined the protest across Australia – 25% of them weren’t even employed in science! Whether you’re a science advocate or rookie, have your voice heard this weekend and join the march!

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I think we need more women in STEM because... part one

We asked Science & Technology AU CEO, Kylie Walker; Refraction Media Head of Content Heather Catchpole; Refraction Media CEO/Publisher, Karen Taylor-Brown; and CodeRangers CEO, Nicola O’Brien; why we need more women in STEM.

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I think we need more women in STEM because... part two

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked Katrina Falkner, Dean of Engineering at the University of Adelaide; Dr Rebecca Vivian of CSER; Dr Noushin Nasiri of UTS; Mitch Klenner of ANSTO; and Sarah Chapman, STEM Educator; why we need more women in STEM.