An education in STEM needn’t be seen as narrowing career path options. BOC’s Edith Butterfield talks about how having an inquisitive mind has helped her adapt to her many roles in the company. These days, it is considered highly unusual for younger members of the workforce to stay within one industry for longer than a … Continue reading Growing skills on the job and taking STEM in a different direction
The Morrison government’s 2019-20 Budget contains some mixed news for Australia’s science and technology sector, providing boosted funding for women in STEM and the nation’s space sector alongside cuts to several research agencies and programs. $3.4 million in new funding will support women in STEM, and includes investment in the Science in Australia Gender Equity … Continue reading Budget a mixed bag for science and technology sector
The federal government is investing $3.4 million to improve science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) equity in Australia and even-out the gender disparity in STEM careers. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said for Australia to have the the widest talent pool possible, the government needed to ensure that Australians are supported to … Continue reading Federal government spending $3.4 million to boost female participation in STEM
Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations are growing significantly faster than other occupations. Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) … Continue reading Jobs in STEM growing faster than other areas
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
A researcher from The Australian National University (ANU) has taken on the role of president of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). Professor Jodie Bradby is just the second woman to hold the position, after being nominated by her colleagues. She will spend two years in the top job. Bradb said she was keen to … Continue reading New president of the Australian Institute of Physics announced
The Western Australian government has awarded $330,000 to 11 PhD fellowship winners working on innovative STEM projects. The funding for the Science Industry Fellowship program comes out of the state goverment’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund, which aims at supporting new businesses and diversifying the Western Australian economy. Among the projects that are being funded … Continue reading WA government provides funds for STEM research projects
Australia’s first ambassador for Women in STEM, astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, is to join UNSW as Professor of Practice in Science Communication. UNSW has also been named the host organisation for her Women in STEM ambassador role. Harvey-Smith, an award-winning astrophysicist with 15 years’ experience conducting and publishing fundamental astrophysics research at universities and research … Continue reading Women in STEM ambassador to launch 10-year plan at UNSW
Bosch aims to get students interested in STEM subjects at school by providing a real-world and inspiring context for learning. Rather than sending employees out to schools, Bosch Australia invite students by the busload to visit its Clayton headquarters to experience first-hand industry applications of STEM. Addressing the decline in STEM study Around the globe, research … Continue reading Bosch Australia launches Learn@Bosch sparking enthusiasm for STEM
Griffith University will take some of their best names in STEM research (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) on the road to highlight the exciting career opportunities to students who study STEM disciplines around the state as part of the STEM Showcase. A range of Griffith University experts with expertise in various STEM industries including engineering, … Continue reading Griffith’s STEM Showcase hits the road again
Science contributes $330 billion a year to the Australian economy, according to a report by the Australian Academy of Science.
An Australian program, which links schools with industry in a collaborative environment, is successfully engaging students in an engineering future. Alan Johnson reports.