Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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!
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Maybe job-stealing robots aren’t that bad? Five benefits of job automation

Job-ready robots are here to steal our jobs, armed with endless energy and a flawless work ethic - but what if we told you it might not be a bad thing? Here's five reasons why job automation is nothing to fear!
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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.

5 STEM social media careers you’ll want to share

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Companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are reliant on a relatively new breed of STEM professional, whose specialised tech brains mine statistics to offer up marketing insights, solve functionality issues and develop new platforms. Social media careers are in demand right now.

Aboriginal astronomy about the seven sisters: world’s oldest story?

Pleiades star cluster
Astronomers say global myths about 'seven sisters' stars may reach back 100,000 years.

Seven must-watch STEM YouTube channels

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Looking for STEM YouTube channels to explain what would happen if we nuked the Moon, what the coldest stuff in the universe is and other cool stuff? Here are seven super interesting STEM YouTube channels to boost your knowledge.