Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Want to do a STEM degree at uni? Here are 8 things you need...

Making the leap from school to uni is exciting but can be a steep learning curve. To help you get into the swing of things, we’ve put together this handy guide.
The virtual staffroom podcast

Listen to The Virtual Staffroom – a new edtech podcast for teachers by teachers

Subscribe to the Virtual Staffroom and explore devices, trends, software, tools, people and opportunities all with a window into the classroom!

Anxious about speaking in online STEM lessons? Here are 7 tips to make it...

Many people feel some form of anxiety when speaking in front of others. That includes taking part in video hook-ups for work or study thanks to coronavirus restrictions.
First student rocket launch Queensland

First-ever student-built rocket to launch next year

Students from the University of Queensland (UQ) could become the first to fly a student-built rocket into space next year.

Want 100 free magazines for your school? Order yours today!

Australian and New Zealand high schools can order up to 100 free copies of Careers with STEM: Technology magazine.
ANSTO Hackathon winners! Oatlands District High School

National student hackathon winners buoyed up with success

Tassie team takes out inaugural ANSTO hackathon with cool buoy ocean energy prototype that generates renewable energy from the sea.

Apparently watching YouTube could improve your uni marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.

5 tips to help you ace your written STEM assignments

There's no mystery about how to improve your grades. The same steps apply to all assignments to ensure the work you produce is as good as it can be.
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What’s first year engineering during COVID-19 look like?

Having a strong social life and being adaptive has helped UTS first year engineering students ace their studies during COVID-19.
Preethika Mathan and Ms Rachele Rugiero Santa Sabina College UNSW Bragg Student Prize

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

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.

Year 12 students have a lot to say about the Government’s uni fee overhaul

As surprised as us to hear of the Government’s plans to overhaul the university fee system? We hit up a group of Year 12’s and asked them how it’ll effect their 2021 pathway planning.
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Swinburne Uni dumps ATAR for popular degrees

From 2021, Melbourne's Swinburne University has announced you won't need an ATAR at all to get into a bunch its popular Bachelor's degrees, including science and engineering.

6 STEM-inspired Halloween costumes

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Swap the crazy scientist vibe this Halloween for a more modern take on STEM.

Springboard into tech + real estate

Springboard to Tech
We're always pumped to hear about awesome programs that promote STEM + X pathways! If you're keen on tech + real estate, you need to now about REA Group's Springboard to Tech program that paves the way for women who want to work in this area.

Bust cybercrime with a STEM career

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Cyber security is the new frontier of warfare, and cyber criminals are the enemy.