Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM.


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MACQUARIE’S STEM SUPERSTARS NAMED, SMASHING GENDER ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT SCIENTISTS

 

Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced by Science & Technology Australia (STA).

Macquarie’s superstars are:

  • Dr Lizzy Lowe – an urban ecologist, passionate about working with local communities to improve the health of our cities with a particular passion for raising the public profile of under-appreciated animals such as spiders,
Early childhood educators from across Australia have been learning new ways to introduce pre-schoolers to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts with the University of Canberra’s STEM Education Research Centre (SERC).


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Early childhood educators from across Australia have been learning new ways to introduce pre-schoolers to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts with the University of Canberra’s STEM Education Research Centre (SERC).

Educators from early learning centres have engaged with digital technology in ways that integrate educational apps into play-based contexts to further young children’s grasp of foundational concepts in STEM.

The training is part of the Federal Government’s Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot program, …

A Curtin University science teacher who's demonstrated leadership, professionalism & dedication for 30 years was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.


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A science teacher who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication over her 30 year career in education has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Curtin University’s Alumni Achievement Awards.

Dr Susan Barkdoll, an award-winning science teacher who now lives in San Bernardino in the United States, is an influential force in the field of science education and a leader of STEM education, who has inspired pre-primary children through to university-level adults.

Dr Barkdoll’s passion for science has benefited not only her students but also her local community, …

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus.


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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …