Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Women in STEM

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.

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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.
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I think we need more women in STEM because… part three

We asked Lily Serna, Data Analyst at Atlassian; Lillian Caruana, undergrad at UNSW; and Amy Heffernan, Applied Chemist; why we need more women in STEM.

Homeward bound; finding gender equality in Antarctica

Homeward bound is a gender bias forum held on the most remote continent on earth. This year, 78 participants travelled to Antarctica to identify and combat issues facing women in STEM. We spoke to two women about how the initiative brings hope for tomorrow's female leaders.
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Women in the workforce

Gender disparity in STEM careers and postgrad enrolments reveals a system needing an overhaul.

Here’s where Friday’s student climate strikes are going down

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On September 20 tens of thousands of Australian school kids are expected to ditch class to protest...

These primary school girls and their amazing app ideas are seriously inspiring

From saving seals to tackling loneliness, a wide array of clever solutions to big problems were presented at the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero NSW showcase in Sydney.

7 Benefits of Inspiring STEM Education in Young Girls

As automation transforms the global workforce, workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will...