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 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!
Dr Alison Rice is completing her tenure on the Women in Technology Board and she wanted to share her parting thoughts and gratitude with everyone. Thanks for sharing Alison! I am writing this because of Women in Technology (WiT). I knew about WiT from the WiTawards as I had written letters of recommendation for my PhD … More Farewell to the Women in Technology Board
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 MY #STEMMBFF – Win Tickets to Jane Goodall’s 2019 Australian Tour
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
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
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?
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)
So you want to be a world-famous scientist? Here are five tips based on success stories of the past but designed for ambitious young women of today… In 1909, the Australian suffragist Muriel Matters hit headlines around the world when she flew over London in a dirigible, showering the crowds below her with thousands of … More Advice for today from yesterday’s leaders
I was never a sciency kid. However, having an engineer as a dad, I was quite strongly pushed into science and math subjects from an early age. Actually, I wasn’t bad in science or math – I just didn’t enjoy it. Biology experiments were fun, but my whole life I’ve never been good at following recipes … More Becoming a Woman in STEMM