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
Over 40 years ago Syd Leach started a small meeting in the Victorian seaside town of Lorne. The “Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function” has grown to become Australia’s largest protein-focused meeting, typically featuring talks from approximately 18 leading invited scientists from around the world. It’s tough to get a talk at Lorne. The … More Achieving gender balance in less than 3 years
I was lucky enough to spend the first three days of November at “Junket”, an “un-conference” run by the team from junkee.com. Two hundred of the best and brightest young minds in Australia came together to talk about the issues that are important for Australia today and for our future. No slides, no speakers, no … More Women in STEM at the first Junket
Last Wednesday was a historic day – so remember it: September 16th, 2015. This was the day the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN program was launched at Parliament House in Canberra. The SAGE Pilot The SAGE Pilot will recognise research organisations that support the progression and professional development of … More CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WOMEN IN SCIENCE IN AUSTRALIA
Govhack is an annual hackathon event held across Australia and New Zealand that focuses on building a better democracy through innovation, participation and the development of a strong community of civic hackers. The organisers are always looking for ways that will make the event more accessible and foster a diverse community. One thing the Melbourne … More Keen to hack but no sitter? GovHack Melbourne is for you!