While engineering is a broad term that applies to a diverse range of careers, they all have one thing in common: applying STEM skills to solve real-world problems, in everything from medicine to mining, energy and construction, to food technology and materials science.
And with climate change, a growing population, energy security and the pace of technological change – the 21st Century has no shortage of challenges for the next generation of engineers to solve.
Careers with STEM: Engineering 2019 showcases the diverse and exciting range of career pathways available in engineering, while challenging the stereotypes that are keeping students, especially girls, from pursuing a career in this dynamic and crucial field.
In this issue we:
- Bust myths about what engineers do and who they are;
- Discover how engineering can be used to solve problems in everything from health, to the environment and defence;
- Meet ‘First in Family’ engineers and discover their unique challenges – and contributions;
- Highlight the value of inclusion and diversity in engineering;
- Explore how engineers think;
- Hear from people working at organisations ranging from the Department of Defence to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Boeing, CSIRO, ASIO and more;
- Access events, programs and tools to help you skill-up quickly or find your study paths.
Author: Gemma Chilton
Gemma has a degree in journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney and spent a semester studying environmental journalism in Denmark. She has been writing about science and engineering for over a decade.