Monday, October 14, 2019

These STEM career stereotypes are dumb and outdated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 We've broken down the dumb and outdated stereotypes to set them straight!
Superstars of STEM Amy Heffernan

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.

Tech support at the University of Canterbury

At the University of Canterbury, women from all areas of STEM get support, mentoring – and free coffee!
UTS Engineering WiEIT

Shaping the next generation of UTS data engineers

UTS engineering is shaping the next generation of great data engineers and IT professionals, with extra support for young female engineers through the WiEIT program.

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.
CareerTrackers Aboriginal Education program Internship

From uni students to community trailblazers: CareerTrackers internship program

Internship and Aboriginal education program, CareerTrackers has an 89% success rate for their students graduating university. See how CareerTrackers provides the industry experience and extensive support network to give you a kickstart to your career.

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!

Rise to the challenge with the ACA Schools Cyber Security Challenges

ACA Schools Cyber Security Challenges
The ACA Schools Cyber Security Challenges are bringing cybersecurity into the classroom – preparing students for this fast growing, crucial field.

Students build recycling robot to wage war on waste

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This month, students at Grace Lutheran College in Queensland will build a robot that encourages recycling

Creating dream machines with Macquarie and FIRST Robotics

Macquarie and FIRST robotics
Sarah Heimlich found a software engineering degree at Macquarie University the perfect way to pursue her love of FIRST Robotics.