A Northern Territory-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, the sySTEMic Collaboration, has been recognised at the national level after taking out the award for Best STEM Program at the 2019 Australian Education Awards. The sySTEMic Collaboration, created in response to the Engineers Make Things Happen Report of 2017, is an initiative that seeks … Continue reading Northern Territory STEM education program recognised with award
Western Australia’s primary and secondary schools have been encouraged to apply for the 2019 Governor’s School STEM Awards, which recognise outstanding whole-of-school STEM education. The awards are part of the Western Australian government’s stated goal of increasing STEM participation in WA schools and encourages schools to integrate STEM across the curriculum. In particular, the awards … Continue reading Applications open for WA Governor’s School STEM Awards
The Western Australian government has launched a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills strategy. The strategy, which was an election commitment for the McGowan government, was developed by a panel made up of industry experts, researchers and educators, and chaired by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken. Called “Future Jobs, Future Skills: Driving … Continue reading WA government launches STEM strategy
Students in West Gippsland studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are now able to use new facilities funded by the Victorian government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited for a tour of the school’s $4.5 million new facilities and to see the recently completed $5.8 million STEM Centre at nearby Warragul Regional … Continue reading New STEM facilities for West Gippsland students
To celebrate International Women’s Day last week, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) opened its doors to more than 50 female STEM students, who heard from two accomplished ANSTO female scientists. ANSTO CEO, Dr Adi Paterson said the event was one of a series of activities that can help young girls to see … Continue reading ANSTO promotes female STEM participation on International Women’s Day
A new national survey indicates that young Australians have positive attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics pursuing (STEM) skills, but females continue to be less likely to choose subjects and careers in the sector. The survey of attitudes to STEM among 2,000 people aged between 12 and 25 was commissioned by the federal Department … Continue reading National survey finds positive interest in STEM among young people
The continued decline in Australian students enrolling in engineering courses is cause for deep concern, according to a report by Engineers Australia. The 2019 report “Australia’s Next Generation of Engineers” states that the eight years following 2007 saw steady growth culminating in a record level of graduations. Since 2015, however, since completions have been declining. … Continue reading ‘Alarming’ decline in engineering course enrolments, according to Engineers Australia
Engineering has never been a sexy industry. Whether it be structural, process, chemical, civil or mechanical, the stereotype is a usually a male, dressed in overalls with greasy hands building a bridge or running a manufacturing plant. Talk to anybody in the industry and they’ll laugh because they know it’s not true. Not only can it … Continue reading Changing perceptions is key to making engineering sexy again
While mining dominated the list of top earning jobs on Seek in 2013, information and communication technology (ICT) has taken the number-one spot in 2018. The highest paying job, in the 2017/18 financial year, was an architecture role in the ICT sector. The salary came in at $138,144. In the 2012/13 financial year, the mining, resources and energy … Continue reading Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list
Instrumentation has never been a sexy industry. Peter Veron and Bill Ebzery know this. However, it always used to be an industry that attracted a fair chunk of people – mainly males – to its fold. Today, trying to get people to take a course, or businesses to support apprenticeships, is becoming harder. Veron is … Continue reading Where have all the instrumentation specialists gone?
Swinburne University has introduced its Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours), where students will join a simulated engineering practice, work as engineers in teams on industry projects and be supported by engineering mentors throughout the entire course.
Huawei and James Cook University have launched Australia’s first NB-IoT lab, along with the nation’s first IoT engineering degree.
Inventions span from a table lamp that relieves stress before bed, to a wearable device that protects medical staff from violent patients, to a means of transmitting off-grid technology to mobile devices through movement.
Billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson has launched a free university in a bid to reduce the engineering skills gap in the UK.
The world’s top universities for engineering and technology have been revealed in the World University Rankings 2016-2017.
In a new report by Cebr, the engineering industry is examined on a global scale. This article will feature future trends, research and Engineering Index rankings, with a focus on where Australia stands on a global scale.
A proposed change to the Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Sydney could mean that students who receive pass marks will be admitted to the honours program.
Social scientists Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog looked at a data set of almost 500 violent Islamist extremists dating back to the 1970s, and were able to confirm a correlation between engineering education and terrorism.
PassTask has unveiled its TOPs Balance (Task Oriented Passwords) platform, aimed at off-setting the growing trend of mobile device overuse and consumption by children and teens.
Linking computer vision with robotics is a tricky problem, but the benefits in places like factories, fields and the ocean floor are worth the trouble. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Corke of Queensland University of Technology about giving robots the power of sight. A richer view of the world Lidar is the sensing modality … Continue reading The vision thing: why do we need robots that can see?