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
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
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
If you were watching the science special on QandA last Monday night, you will have heard, as one tweeter put it, the “best question ever”. It was a question by a young girl named Jacinta Rees. This week we welcome Jacinta to the Women in Science AUSTRALIA blog to tell us more about her fascination … More Baby turtles – best question ever
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
The days when scientists could safely hide in their ivory towers with a cup of tea, tenure, and ethically questionable experiments are well and truly over. Scientific knowledge is becoming increasingly accessible with movements such as TED talks and the Khan academy leading the way. Now the experimental side of science is also starting to … More Do you want to be a citizen scientist?
Are you sometimes guilty of saying ‘Go ask your Dad, he’s better at maths than me’, when your daughter or son comes to you and asks for help with their maths homework? I am. By doing this we are saying to our daughters and sons that women are not good at maths. And that’s just … More Girls and STEM: let’s ban the phrase ‘I suck at maths’