Now trending in STEM: The ultimate to-binge list

The STEM-verse is full of stuff worth double-tapping. Image: Shutterstock

Keen to keep up-to-date on all things STEM outside of the classroom? We’ve hunted down a bunch of stuff you should be liking, watching, reading and downloading.


‘Ready, Set, Code!’ CSIRO Publishing, $29.99
Keen to get clued up on coding minus snoozy theory and epic explanations? Packed with step-by-step instructions on how to master Scratch programming and easy-to-ace app building tools, you’ll be talking tech before you even apply for uni.

Keen to land a new skill? Learning to code is iso goals! Image: CSIRO Publishing


There’s more to Pinterest than bed linen and house plants. Search ‘infographics’ and get hit with some cool visual analytics. Yeah maths!

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Scientists on TikTok
LOLing along to your mate lip-syncing The Lion King while they wash up is awesome and all, but so are gene expressions explained via Nicki Minaj memes. Hit up anything tagged #tiktokscience and consider it homework.


NASA on Facebook
Career inspo + live streams + out-of-this world satellite images = A+ Facebook content. Warning: you may get the urge to study astrophysics!


‘Under the Stars’ merch
Astrophysicist and Women in STEM ambassador Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith has released a line of awesome STEM merch, perfect for stargazers!

Uni student John Dombrowski uses TikTok to share random marine biology facts. Image: TikTok


Us on socials! @careerswithstem
A tropical island, your bedroom or the back of the school bus? Show us where you’re reading the mag and we’ll give a double tap.


@girlsinstemtoolkit on Instagram
If inspiring women killing it in STEM careers is your thing, follow the GiST on the ‘gram.


Citizen science apps
Gift your bee/bug/slug/shrub sightings to the science-verse so they can keep track of what is – and isn’t – thriving in your area. There are loads of apps that allow you to upload images and info on any plant and animal species you come across. Try Frog ID, iNaturalist and OzAtlas.

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‘Her STEM Story’, iTunes, free
Dedicated to sharing career stories from minorities in STEM, host Prasha also touches on “life” topics.

This article originally appears in Careers with STEM: Maths 2020.

Cassie Steel

Author: Cassie Steel

As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.


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