Your science career: making a strategic plan

Our working lives can seem simpler when we have a career plan – a timeline with goals and outcomes. In reality, the path can be far from clear. Science is undergoing a significant transformation, moving away from the traditional silo-style research laboratories to larger consortia-style ‘conglomerates’ that operate more like small companies than small businesses.… More Your science career: making a strategic plan

Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Scientists have a tendency to become a little sniffy when talk turns to commercialisation. But who does not want to see science save lives? Or change lives? Or rid the world of a pestilence that cripples children or one that kills mothers? My great love nowadays is to see science translated into its practical application.… More Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

Throughout August Women in Science AUSTRALIA focuses on students in STEMM and is featuring inspiring women studying STEMM at higher education organisations around Australia. Ms Charles Gray has led this initiative and connected with students studying different courses in a range of STEMM disciplines around the country. We asked Charles to introduce the feature by sharing her own journey. We wish… More Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

Boosting Australia’s Health and Economy: fostering an environment where more women in STEMM can lead and excel

This week Women in STEMM AUSTRALIA co-founder Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea shares her closing address from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in STEM Workshop: “Expanding Opportunity and Innovation by Strengthening the Presence of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” which was part of the APEC Women and the Economy Forum held last month in… More Boosting Australia’s Health and Economy: fostering an environment where more women in STEMM can lead and excel

40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

This week’s post comes from Louise Johansson who leads the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy and policy at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). Women in Science AUSTRALIA would like to congratulate WEHI Director, Professor Doug Hilton who was recently honoured in the Queen’s birthday awards as an Officer of… More 40,000+ Years of Custodianship, One Century of Medical Discoveries

MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

On Friday 8 April, the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) held the third event in the ‘Women in MedTech’ series. The luncheon examined barriers and solutions to gender diversity and equity within the industry. Managing Director Johnson & Johnson Medical and MTAA Chairman Gavin Fox-Smith opened the proceedings. The interactive event included panellists Sophia… More MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

Culturally Diverse Women in STEMM: Smashing Two Ceilings

Going up the career ladder in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) is indeed hard. Even harder if you are a woman and hardest when you are a woman of diverse background. A significant proportion of graduates in western countries are culturally diverse women, many of them amongst our top performers; but this is… More Culturally Diverse Women in STEMM: Smashing Two Ceilings

STEM Girl Power Camp

The STEM Girl Power Camp was held on 9–12 March, 2016 in Brisbane. Twenty-two high achieving Year 10 girls were assessed on their engagement and participation in leadership and STEM-related activities. Participants were selected from regions around Queensland, including Mount Isa, the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Redcliffe, Malanda, Gladstone, Barcaldine and Townsville. These STEM girls travelled… More STEM Girl Power Camp

A Life In Science

Wonderful. You’ve made the right step – you’re in science.  That means you know how to pose a question, collect data, and propose an answer to the question. That’s a critical skill for careers and enables you to transition from science to almost anything from medicine to business. I must confess that I did a… More A Life In Science