World of STEM

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Young women in STEM

Macinley Butson is a young woman doing awesome work in STEM.

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Get involved in STEM in your community

When Kirsten Gottschalk was a kid she wanted to be an astronaut. But, unlike most kids, for Kirsten it wasn’t just a phase.

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STEM skills for jobs of the future

We might not know what future jobs will look like yet, but we do know they’ll involve STEM.

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Interview: Professor Laura Mackay

Laura is an immunologist, and studies how immune responses can protect the body against disease. Growing up, Laura did not want to be a scientist, but an artist. Check out her great story as to why she ended up becoming a scientist, and how science is a journey of creativity and discovery.

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Podcast: Superwomen in Science

Podcast discussing the past, present and future of women in science.

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Q&A with Dr Zoe Doubleday

The GiST chats to Dr Zoe Doubleday about what makes her tick and her passion for research – with its constant challenges.

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Podcast: The Women in Tech Show

A women in tech podcast featuring technical interviews with prominent women in technology.

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Search for the next Tech Girl Superhero

Are you the next Tech Girl Superhero? In the signature program of the Tech Girls Movement, girls from 7 to 17 years of age form a team and enter the competition. They are then matched with a female tech mentor who meets with them weekly for 12 weeks. Teams identify a problem in their local community to solve, then research and document a solution in a business plan, build a working app prototype and pitch it in a public video.

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Q&A with Gretchen Scott

The GiST chats to Gretchen Scott about the different ways you can have a career in STEM and her goal for her new business venture, The Human Collective, a place she hopes will become the ‘go-to’ place for women in Tech.

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Scholarships for women in engineering

Completing an internship or applying for a scholarship can really help kickstart a career in STEM.

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Event: Girls Invent

Girls Invent is a schools-based inventing and business development program. Through a structured series of focused workshops, our girl inventors create their own original product or service idea and are then shown how to progress it into a real business, as any entrepreneur would.

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Q&A with Imogen Rea

The GiST chats to Imogen Rea about the importance of career exploration, the value of STEM skills and her desire to make life on Earth better for everyone.

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Event: National Mathematics Summer School

NMSS is a two-week residential school for mathematically gifted and talented senior high school students held each January at The Australian National University.

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Video: Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger

Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger is internationally acclaimed for her research in mathematics, including fundamental contributions to group theory, permutation groups and combinatorics.

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Q&A with Jessica Pritchard

The GiST chats to Jessica Pritchard about the endless career possibilities when you’re a problem-solver, the enjoyment she gets from knowing her work helps people, and why you should always ask questions.

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