Thursday, April 9, 2020
Tom Cresswell, ecotoxicologist at ANSTO (pictured) is crouching in lake water holding a jar and fishing net. Ecotoxicologist is one of the environmental science jobs on this list.

What kind of environmental scientist are you?

If you’re looking to become an environmental scientist, we’ve got good news. Environmental science jobs are on the up and up, and you’re spoiled for choice in what type of scientist you could become. So, which type of environmental scientist are you?
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VIDEO: Here’s 5 outdoor careers if you can’t stand a desk job

How you choose to spend your 9-5 is a pretty big decision. If a desk job is your idea of hell, check out these outdoor careers in STEM.
5 outdoor jobs if you can't bear being chained to a desk - hiker walking with boots close up on mountain and sun in the background

5 STEM careers that will get you into the great outdoors

Looking for career inspiration that won’t see you spending the rest of your working life chained to a desk? Start here.

These bricks are made from urine!

The future of sustainable biomaterials for use in construction, homewares and fashion has some pretty smelly and slimy origins. We investigate biomaterials made from an enzyme in your pee, and a pesky algae affectionately known as 'rock snot'.
Australian high school students at a global warming protest

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.
eco holidays like cleaning up the Great Barrier Reef - young tourist girl snorkels near colourful reef

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!

ANSTO digs up the history of one of Australia’s greatest predators

Scientists from ANSTO and the University of New England are using nuclear science to analyse the fossilised remains of the carnivorous dinosaur, the Australovenator, to learn more about how it lived.

Code careers you never expected…

Code careers aren't just about tech anymore. You can create apps for animal conservation, or track sporting goals to improve the team. Discover all the unexpected code careers that bridge tech and your passion.
3 surgeons standing over the operating table. Why are there so few female surgeons?

Why aren’t there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia's surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?
Universal design; young man with limited mobility in wheelchair uses Xbox's new accessible controller

Understanding universal design, and why it matters

Universal design has the power to transform our tech for the better. It's ensuring tech products are designed with the accessibility of all users and all abilities in mind.

All the coolest discoveries from the Eureka Prize 2018

Here are the coolest discoveries and inventions from this year's Australian Museum Eureka Prize! There's an app that helps you discover new species, super-accurate new ways to detect cancer and a sticky solution to stitches.
food waste solutions

Are maggots the solution to sustainability?

Olympia Yarger, CEO and founder of Goterra, is producing food waste solutions by feeding maggots on unused food and agricultural waste to make livestock feed.

Quiz: Which high school science elective should you choose?

We help you narrow down the senior secondary science subjects offered by most Australian high schools.  

Want to upskill during lockdown? TAFE NSW offering free courses

tafe nsw free short online courses study at home
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW has removed fees from a number of its online short courses.

Studying from home? Here’s how a real-life uni student structures her day

We take a look at how PhD student Janice Vaz tackles a day of eLearning.