On December 9th 2017, I joined many other girls from schools across NSW, to depart from Sydney Airport to fly to Houston Texas. We were part of the Houston Association for Space and Science Education (HASSE) Senior Space Program, and arrived in Houston on the 10th of December to start classes for a week at … More HASSE inspires students into STEM
At 11:05am on Monday 12th August, my phone rang. Palo Alto, CA, United States – the location of the caller – this is it… Butterflies in my stomach, I steadied my hand enough to swipe to answer. “Hello, Brooke speaking?” The start of a life-changing phone call. John Hennessy, co-founder of the scholarship and former … More Pursuing the Dream of a Career in Engineering
Dr Leonie Walsh, our inaugural Ambassador for Women in STEMM Australia, represented Australia in October last year at the APEC Workshop – Promoting Women and Girls’ Participation in STEM held in Chinese Taipei, 24-27 October 2017. Leonie is a well-known and respected leader and advocate for STEMM industry and innovation, as well as women in … More APEC – Promoting Women and Girls’ Participation in STEM
We have been thrilled to welcome WiSEnet to our network and outgoing WiSEnet National Convenor Dr Diane Webster was invited to serve with Women in STEMM Australia’s Board of Directors, and did so until the end of 2016, when past WiSEnet member, Associate Professor Sally Male joined. Sally continues to serve on our Board of … More Women in STEMM Advocacy: looking at the past, a link to the future
Last year Women in STEMM Australia celebrated National Science Week in Queensland with an exciting collaborative event – Connecting Women in STEMM in the Sunshine State. On Monday, August 14, 2017, the Keynote Speaker, Queensland Science Minister, the Honorable Leeanne Enoch, and the Queensland Acting Chief Scientist, Christine Williams, welcomed delegates to the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre in Brisbane. Renowned ABC journalist … More Connecting Women in STEMM in the Sunshine State – Queensland
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
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
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?
As a scientist who loves science, it’s not a phrase I ever thought I’d be teaching my daughter, as well as justifying, however…. Never say never! When your daughter is preparing for her inter-school primary debate as the affirmative with the topic “You can’t trust science” and looking to you for help in arguing the … More You can’t trust science!
Women in Science AUSTRALIA hopes you have celebrated International Women’s Day your way, including cheering on women in science! Many investigators have been avidly writing grants and fellowships – and many more still are! We wish you all the best for your applications. This week, Women in Science AUSTRALIA invited one of our earliest career … More SciMed: A platform for junior scientists and future doctors