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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.

Homeward bound; finding gender equality in Antarctica

Homeward bound is a gender bias forum held on the most remote continent on earth. This year, 78 participants travelled to Antarctica to identify and combat issues facing women in STEM. We spoke to two women about how the initiative brings hope for tomorrow’s female leaders.

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!

Mythbusting jobs: careers in care

Many care careers are still plagued by damaging stereotypes. We spoke to social worker Artemicia and nurse Gavin, about how they’ve renounced these stereotypes and created flourishing care careers!