STEM Diversity Review recommendations welcomed by peak body

Science & Technology Australia welcomes diversity in STEM draft recommendations and backs draft proposals to create a Diversity in STEM Council

Generation STEM Links: Internships to meet business needs

TDMN, a technology startup, has teamed with CSIRO’s Generation STEM Links to offer students a hands-on internship.

Cybernetics: study this new type of engineering bringing together people and tech      

Cybernetics is a type of engineering study exploring big dynamic systems, like the internet, the environment, governments, cultures and even our own bodies. It is also about building new systems that bring together people, technology and the environment.

WEHI’S Professor Doug Hilton  appointed as CSIRO Chief Executive

The Board of Directors of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has appointed Professor Doug Hilton, AO, as Chief Executive, commencing on 29 September 2023.

Women alienated from STEM careers by entrenched workplace cultures

Women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths are still fighting an uphill battle in Australian workplaces, despite a spike in girls studying STEM subjects in schools and universities.

CSIRO brokers new partnerships to foster tech talent

CSIRO is developing partnerships with businesses and universities to fund up to 195 university student scholarships for the Next Generation Graduates programs.

Transition from academia to industry

What it’s really like to move from academia to industry

Making the transition to a role in industry can be challenging. This PhD graduate shares her career journey from academia to the pharmaceutical industry.

IMARC 2022 tackles the mining sector’s gender divide

Five Australian experts will address the gender gap at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney in November.

Crucial progress for women in STEM, but much more work to do

The latest snapshot highlighted the twin tasks of further widening the pipeline of women into STEM and supporting women to thrive and progress into leadership roles in the STEM workforce.

National University Science-Industry Forum

This forum, hosted by the Australian Council of Deans of Science, will explore collaborative organisational initiatives occurring at a different scale from institutions

Profile: Allison Britt’s career combines science, communications and a love of minerals

“My most satisfying job is helping to ensure that Australia understands its own national minerals inventory.”

Celebrating emerging female STEM leaders

The Hatchery’s Public Sector Women in STEM Leadership Summit is running virtually this September.

$41.2 million to boost the next generation of women in STEM

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering to elevate women’s leadership in STEM with $41.2 million investment by the Australian Government.

Research and Education Leaders to head Women in STEMM Australia

Women in STEMM Australia appoints two exceptional leaders, Professor Madhu Bhaskaran and Sarah Chapman, to replace outgoing co-chair and co-founder, Michelle Gallaher, who has now completed her term.

Strategies for increasing representation of girls in STEM & IT

Best practice includes reaching out to girls early, recruiting strategically into undergraduate degrees and facilitating positive and inclusive experiences.

COVID-19 vaccine pioneer awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and excellence in science teaching.

Profile: Helen Tower, manufacturing vaccines

Tower’s background in pharmacology and immunology landed her a place in the CSL Graduate Program, based at Seqirus, CSL’s vaccine-manufacturing business.

COVID-19 exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce

New report: COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce across the Asia Pacific

Multiversity investment to deliver skills and research dividend for NSW

NUW Alliance recently launched its Multiversity program of specialist technology courses, designed and delivered with TAFE NSW and industry, to drive job creation and upskilling at Bradfield in western Sydney.

Celebrating innovation and excellence

Each year the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) recognises outstanding senior and emerging innovators with national awards.

Profile: Dr Sean Parsons. Rapid Testing for COVID-19

Ellume’s Cinderella story of business success had its beginnings in university science.

Profile: Dr Afsaneh Khansari. Developing seaweed-based materials

Dr Afsaneh Khansari is a synthetic chemist working at the forefront of molecular engineering, developing new seaweed-based biomaterials.

Women in AI and Data Science awards

Innovative women in AI (artificial intelligence) and data science from Australia and New Zealand are being recognised at the first ever event in Sydney.

Regional research set to get digital boost

The Australian Academy of Science along with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), congratulates the 26 recipients of the Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19 Digital Grants.