She did it

In lead up to our National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM next week, esteemed former Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb, shares his thoughts on gender equality in the STEMM disciplines. This year, the makers of the board-game Cluedo bumped off the venerable cook, Mrs White, and replaced her with the plant toxicologist Dr Orchid. … More She did it

Your science career: making a strategic plan

Our working lives can seem simpler when we have a career plan – a timeline with goals and outcomes. In reality, the path can be far from clear. Science is undergoing a significant transformation, moving away from the traditional silo-style research laboratories to larger consortia-style ‘conglomerates’ that operate more like small companies than small businesses. … More Your science career: making a strategic plan

Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Scientists have a tendency to become a little sniffy when talk turns to commercialisation. But who does not want to see science save lives? Or change lives? Or rid the world of a pestilence that cripples children or one that kills mothers? My great love nowadays is to see science translated into its practical application. … More Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

Throughout August Women in Science AUSTRALIA focuses on students in STEMM and is featuring inspiring women studying STEMM at higher education organisations around Australia. Ms Charles Gray has led this initiative and connected with students studying different courses in a range of STEMM disciplines around the country. We asked Charles to introduce the feature by sharing her own journey. We wish … More Wonder women: use your powers of science for awesome

MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

On Friday 8 April, the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) held the third event in the ‘Women in MedTech’ series. The luncheon examined barriers and solutions to gender diversity and equity within the industry. Managing Director Johnson & Johnson Medical and MTAA Chairman Gavin Fox-Smith opened the proceedings. The interactive event included panellists Sophia … More MTAA Continues Commitment to Raising Bar on Gender Diversity and Equity

The Four Bucketeers: “All for one and one for all”

Life as a researcher can be isolating, often with a seemingly endless stream of deadlines all vying for the top priority spot. Couple this with high levels of perfectionism and a dash of imposter syndrome, and you have an all too familiar academic cocktail of sometimes immobilising deadline stress and anxiety. Perhaps then, this is … More The Four Bucketeers: “All for one and one for all”

We need more scientists, especially women scientists, in Parliament

Growing up, I never wanted to be a politician. I always wanted to be a scientist. I was raised in Mildura among the grapevines and Mallee scrub, 600km from where political decisions were made in Melbourne. As a country kid, ‘politician’ is not an option that the careers advisor ever offered. Instead, I was inspired … More We need more scientists, especially women scientists, in Parliament

Happy 2016: WiSENet merges with Women in STEMM Australia

Welcome to another exciting year for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and medicine (STEMM)! This year, Women in STEMM Australia is thrilled to welcome the Women in Science Enquiry Network Inc (WiSEnet) to its membership. WiSENet was established in 1987 to increase women’s participation in the sciences and to link people in different … More Happy 2016: WiSENet merges with Women in STEMM Australia