Today the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Science and Technology Australia released the Rapid Research Information Forum’s report on the impact of the SARS-CoV-2/Covid19 pandemic on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, asked the RRIF: What impact is the COVID-19 … More What impact is COVID19 having on women in STEM?
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
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
Profiles: Australian women scientists. Bhathal, R. 1999. Canberra, National Library of Australia. It is almost seventeen years since the first book on women in science in Australia was published. Called Profiles, it was published by the National Library of Australia as a book of national significance. In his foreword, Professor Sir Gustav Nossal, the President … More Australia’s first book on women in science
My journey in STEM I grew up in a rural part of North Queensland, Australia. My Dad was a Teaching Principal, so I lived in a school house at the school for 21 years of my life. I was one of those kids who was very interested in always questioning things and finding out about … More Engaging the Future of STEM
Science meets Parliament is an event to connect the minds of science and government to promote the positive progression of science for Australia’s future. 2017 marks the 18th time this event was held and Women in STEMM Australia was well represented with three members of the Executive attending – regional Queensland science teacher Ms Sarah … More When women in STEMM meet Parliament
This week Women in STEMM Australia had the chance to connect with an amazing woman in STEMM, Squadron Leader Marija Jovanovich, who is a Test Pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force. Marija shared her exciting career path and then answered a few questions for us. “Early in my career, I tried to hide my intellectual bend. … More Flying high with science
Today we are delighted to announce that Women in STEMM Australia’s co-founder, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Please join me in celebrating this recognition of Maggie’s commitment, capacity, vision and tireless work. She is an outstanding and passionate advocate for science and innovation, and as such represents the … More Well-deserved recognition