Sunday, July 5, 2020
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5 humanitarian STEM careers making major social impact

We break down some of the science, tech and engineering jobs making a massive impact on others.
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6 Australian holiday destinations where you can unleash your inner science nerd this summer

If you're sick of spending your holidays shopping or laying around a pool (yawn!) then this list of adventurous, STEM-friendly eco holidays is sure to excite you!
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Meet 12-year-old tech inventor, Celia

When 12-year-old Celia came up with her award-winning tech idea late last year, she can hardly have predicted just how relevant it would be in a few months' time.
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The very hungry caterpillars

Scoring runner up in UNSW's Bragg Writing Prize is Ebony Wallin's essay about the very hungry caterpillars that can digest plastic.

Neighbourhood watch: science makes cities safer and more enjoyable

Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.
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Reef obsession: Protecting the coral reef as an ecotoxicologist at ANSTO

Francesca Gissi is at ANSTO under a postgraduate research award, driving the fight against coral reef demise. It's a job that takes her from the lab to the reef, like a coral crime detective.
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Eureka! Winners of Australia’s leading science awards announced

From 3D-printed bones to STEM outreach for Indigenous schools and fighting malaria - here are all of the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prize Winners
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Smartphone microscope

Australian scientists have discovered a way to transform a smartphone into a microscope using a drop of polymer baked in the oven.
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5 careers to fight global warming

We’ve compiled a list of 5 awesome global-warming-fighting STEM careers we reckon those students – or anyone with ambitions to save the world, really – might want to pursue one day.

STEM girls to help make iso life easier

UTS and Tech Girls are partnering to host a Girls in STEM Design Challenge. Girls in Years 5-8 are invited to the full-day, free online event this Wednesday. The challenge? Come up with ways to help improve our lives while social distancing!
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The fate of the Great Barrier Reef

Carol Ge is a runner up in UNSW's Bragg Writing Prize. Read Carol's piece about the devastating effects of climate change on our Great Barrier Reef.
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Want to save the planet? Get there with renewable energy jobs

With a career in renewable energy, you can cut power consumption and help to save the planet with clean energy from waves, wind and the sun!

Kicking goals: Pathology careers in footy

There are so many exciting off-the-field medical science careers in sport, and a pathway in pathology is just one of them.  

Winning formula: How one school is using the Bragg science writing prize to challenge gifted students

Preethika Mathan and Ms Rachele Rugiero Santa Sabina College UNSW Bragg Student Prize
Santa Sabina College first entered the UNSW Bragg Prize in 2018 – coming away with the winning and a runner-up essay that year. We spoke to the teacher driving the school's participation about how they use the competition to challenge and enrich their gifted student cohort.

5 quizzes that’ll help narrow down your Uni preferences

Stumped on what to study after high school? Welcome to Planet Overwhelmed. Population: all of us.