Queen’s Birthday Honours for Leading Scientist, Women in STEMM Advocate and Entrepreneur

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, a leading scientist and advocate for greater diversity and equity for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Dr Evans-Galea has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to … More Queen’s Birthday Honours for Leading Scientist, Women in STEMM Advocate and Entrepreneur

To maths or not to maths? That is the question

May 12th this year is the inaugural International Women in Mathematics Day, and it honours the birthday of Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in Mathematics. Today’s blog celebrates this day and it is written by Professor of Mathematics, Jacqui Ramagge, who is also Head of the School of … More To maths or not to maths? That is the question

The Georgina Sweet Awards return!

The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science were created by Professor Leann Tilley as part of her Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship program to promote and support female scientists who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science. Professor Tilley is the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology … More The Georgina Sweet Awards return!

NOW ENDED: MY #STEMMBFF – Win Tickets to Jane Goodall’s 2019 Australian Tour

  Competition Outline: Women in STEMM Australia, in partnership with The Social Science and Think Inc., is giving away free tickets in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney (together valued at >$26,000) to the upcoming 2019 Australian Tour: ‘Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future’ presented by Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. These tickets will be given … More NOW ENDED: MY #STEMMBFF – Win Tickets to Jane Goodall’s 2019 Australian Tour

OPPORTUNITIES STEMMING FROM ASTROTOURISM

The ability to see pristine dark sky landscapes is becoming inaccessible for billions of people around the world. Light pollution has crept up on humanity. Recent studies reveal that light pollution is increasing in area by about 2% every year and, with the adoption of LED lighting, it’s also increasing by 2% in brightness every … More OPPORTUNITIES STEMMING FROM ASTROTOURISM

A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists

Dream. Do. Role models. Self-confidence. Share. I love science and at a young age I’ve always dreamed to go behind the scenes of the life of a researcher. It wasn’t until I was given a great opportunity to join a one-year work experience program at either an academic or private institute, which was offered during … More A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists

Once you’ve left can you really break back in?

International mobility is regarded as a critical step in career progression for a successful researcher. I spent 10 years establishing a career, completing a PhD at University College London followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. I had a strong and diverse scientific network in the UK, Europe, and America, yet upon returning … More Once you’ve left can you really break back in?

Women in the rational world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

I was speaking to my friend’s daughter aged 7 and she asked me, ‘What do you do? I replied I am a Scientist/Engineer. With so much surprise and disbelief, she said, ‘That’s not true and can’t be…’ Taken aback, I asked her ‘why are you so sure?’ Then in response she replied, ‘because most of … More Women in the rational world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)