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iWorld Introduces New STEM Products in ANZ

Available May 2019 Melbourne – 21 March, 2019 – iWorld Australia launches a range of new STEAM Education products in ANZ that are aligned to both the Australian and NZ Curriculum to be used in schools or by parents to teach their kids coding skills. “We are really excited to start expanding our range more with … continue reading

Robots, coding and space travel: Inside Canberra’s new Future Skills Academy

A group of Canberra high school students have attended a teleconference with NASA. A jet-propulsion engineer helped to answer questions on how he helped build the Mars rovers.

All tips are welcome, says teacher and scientist Paula Taylor, who runs the newly opened Centre for Innovation and Learning in Tuggeranong. Soon students will be working with Formula One (and 3D printers) to build model cars that will cut across the facility in less than a second.

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New Project Aims to Reverse STEM Decline

A program targeting Year 9 female students and their teachers will see around 140 South Australian girls learn about the benefits and opportunities of STEM studies through workshops, industry engagement and mentoring over a two-year Flinders project.

The program ‘STEM Enrichment Academy: Changing the face of SA STEM’ has been made possible by a Federal Government Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Grant of $167,960, received by project leaders Dr Maria Parappilly (lead applicant), Professor Claire Lenehan, Professor David Day and Julie Herraman. continue reading

Australian Academy of Science calls for input on Women in STEM 10-year plan

The Australian Academy of Science is calling for nationwide views on the barriers and enablers that affect participation, retention and success of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and maths—STEM.

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Canberra wants more women to take up STEM roles

The Australian government is seeking direction on how exactly it can breakdown the barriers for women in STEM-related fields.

The federal government has started the development of a 10-year plan aimed at ushering more women into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related roles, publishing a discussion paper asking for help on how exactly it is going to make it happen.

According to the Women in STEM Decadal Plan Discussion Paper [PDF], women are lost at every stage of the professional ladder in STEM fields, due to a range of factors including stereotypes, discrimination, and workplace culture and structure, some of which the paper said manifests from early school years.

The paper, compiled by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, highlights that there are barriers at every level of schooling for women, and that the barriers continue well into their professional careers.

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Great Thing: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit conjures up STEM magic

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit offers hundreds of creative sounds, effects and challenges. continue reading

Victoria Is The Place For Space

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its campaign for the Australian Space Agency – releasing the Victoria: The Place for Space proposal.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Opaque Media Group – one of the 250 Victorian companies involved in the space industry – to launch the proposal, which forms part of Victoria’s bid for the agency.

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Swedish Strawbees wins Nordic Edtech Award

Strawbees from Sweden came out top when the best of Nordic edtech was on show at the Nordic Edtech Award at Oslo Innovation Week on Wednesday.

Five finalists, one from each of the Nordic countries, pitched for The Nordic Edtech Award 2018 at the at The Edtech Day at Oslo Innovation Week, All finalists represents the Nordic Edtech core values: Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy.

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Australia gets Women in STEM Ambassador in astrophysicist professor

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith has been appointed as Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador.

The federal government has announced the appointment of Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador, with Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith charged with overseeing the country’s attempt to diversify its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sectors.

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