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Women represent just 16% of Australians with STEM qualifications – and research shows that unconscious bias and stereotypes influence us from as young as nine years old.

Below, you can browse our coverage of the gender gap in STEM – or head to our women in STEM profile archive for hundreds of stories of inspiring women smashing stereotypes with awesome careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Meet the faces behind STEM’s most surprising art/science careers

Science and art go hand-in-hand. The five women here not only prove this statement is true, but also defy other STEM stereotypes.

A nationwide search has begun for the next 60 superstars of STEM

The Superstar of STEM program is giving new visibility to women as role models in order to inspire more girls into science, tech, engineering and maths roles.
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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.
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Women in engineering day myth busters

Women in engineering bust common myths and stereotypes persisting about their exciting careers
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Why aren’t there more women in space?

Why aren't there more women in space? In many ways, women are ideal astronauts - but the world of space has been designed for men.
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Drone careers that fly for girls

Want a career that flies? Dr Karen Joyce from She Maps talks us through the amazing opportunities in drone careers, from conservation to construction.

How STEM employers can be more inclusive to staff with disabilities

Tips and tricks when including people with disabilities in STEM organisations.

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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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.

Get across Australia’s STEM stats this International Women’s Day

Despite promising new data, gender inequality in the workforce is still very real, and nowhere is it more urgent than in STEM. 
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I walked 1200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why

There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project could help us find out

The importance of keeping science inclusive

5 ways to smash heteronormative STEM stereotypes.

Space webinar live recording

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Busting all those lab-coat, white-male-only, crazy-haired myths about science careers! Hear from three experts in physics, chemistry and science + business in our live webinar recording.

The A-Z of health jobs

The A-Z of Health Jobs
Wondering where a health science or related degree could take you? Kick off your career research with this A to Z list – which barely even scratches the surface of all the health jobs out there!

Why do you need a COVID-19 vaccine?

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Three Mars missions are taking place in February alone, including one that's carrying a piece of Australia with it!