Resources and Opportunities
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Applications open for the National Youth Science Forum
From 03 Jun 2022 to 14 Aug 2022
Opportunity for current Year 11 students
The NYSF Year 12 Program is a digital and in-person program that gives students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM.
In 2023, the NYSF Year 12 Program will run from 10 to 24 January. Students will have opportunities to:
- participate in tours of science and technology facilities, and learn about cutting edge research;
- engage with industry partners and research providers;
- learn about university and STEM career pathways;
- mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia; and
- network with former NYSF participants to further increase understanding of STEM related study and career experiences.
In 2022, 43% of participants lived in remote and regional areas and 65% of participants identified as female.
Early bird applications close 24 July 2022 (reduced application fee). Applications close 14 August 2022.
Invitation to STEMterview series!
From 13 Oct 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
STEMcognito is a not-for-profit STEM communication video platform hosting expert-made STEM talks and video presentations. STEMcognito is inviting STEM Women to be interviewed and featured in our STEMterview series! Chat about your research with Dr Sarah Wettsdadt in a friendly atmosphere! This is a unique opportunity to increase impact, visibility, chances of getting funding for yourself and your institution! The interview is recorded on Zoom, is not live and everything can be edited, upon request. If you are interested, you can check out previous conversations here: https://stemcognito.org/content-type/stemterview/ and fill an interview request form here: https://stemcognito.org/formats/featured-in-stemterviews/.
STEMcognito – STEM communication video platform to enable and develop outreach skills and promote Australian EMCRs’ skills, research and careers worldwide.
STEMcognito is a new public engagement video communication platform. STEMcognito aims to become a trusted repository of validated scientific and academic video content, in a user-friendly, well-designed environment. STEMcognito allows viewers to choose from four main subjects and several subfields, with differing levels of complexity, thereby ensuring widespread public engagement opportunities. Additionally, our platform supports scientific communication skills development, with the opportunity for researchers to experience live feedback from the public and fellow professionals, thus widening the impact of the platform. A key goal of the project is to promote a culture of discussion around STEM research and to inspire researchers to both connect with a lay audience and with one another. Thus, STEMcognito is the only platform that supports outreach (expert to a non-expert) and “inreach” (expert to expert) communication, with the aim of bringing scientists and non-scientists closer together. STEMcognito gives voice to researchers and eliminates costly stages of specialist video production (such as animations or dubbing). It encourages researchers to fully exploit their existing resources, such as conference presentations. Thus, STEMcognito supports the enhanced use of precious intellectual resources and enhances public engagement with up-to-date scientific content. STEMcognito is free from time zone and location limitations. Australian EMCRs are often penalised for being in different time zones than many of their global colleagues, with inconvenient scheduling making it difficult to follow live seminars or webinars. By depositing videos on STEMcognito, Australian EMCRs will gain access to and be able to distribute their own scientific presentations asynchronously, allowing them to engage better with scientific colleagues.
TEDxSydney Ideas search
Until 10 Jun 2021
TEDxSydney is on the hunt for fresh ideas. If you think you have a cracker of an idea for a TEDx talk, then they want to hear from you.
As we step into the future, we have never taken more comfort in hard science, groundbreaking research and a fact-based approach to our future. In 2021, TEDxSydney is looking to uncover remarkable ideas that will help shape the next 5, 10 and 50 years.
This is an opportunity to be considered for TEDxSydney’s suite of events including our Main Event on 17 September 2021, broadcast from the Sydney Opera House
The team are looking for 2-3 minute talks, on any topic that demonstrates original thinking and that can be conveyed by you alone - and they are especially keen to hear cutting edge research and ideas across STEM, architecture, design, medicine, health and beyond.
Find out more on the website.
Skype a Scientist
Skype a Scientist is a database which connects scientists to schools, community groups and families so that they can share their expertise and answer questions via teleconference software.
Pint of Science
Pint of Science is an annual science communication event held over three days each May. The event, held in pubs across the country, brings science out into the community as researchers share their discoveries.
Curious Minds is aimed at highly capable girls in Years 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas. This is a six-month program that combines two residential camps and a STEM coaching program. The coaching program will see each student matched with a female coach recruited from a variety of STEM backgrounds and together they will construct personal goals for the student. Learn more about the impact of the program here.
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate
STEM camp for girls
From 17 Jan 2020 to 20 Jan 2020
Our four-day summer STEM Camp provides young women entering Years 10 and 11 in 2021 a fun and hands-on STEM experience and an exciting introduction to careers in STEM.
ACT Young Women in Engineering (YoWIE)
From 13 Jan 2021 to 15 Jan 2021
Three-day workshop for girls in year 8 - 9 to come to UNSW Canberra and experience engineering first hand.