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Online

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.

opportunity

TEDxSydney Ideas search

Until 10 Jan 1902

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.

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Online

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.

opportunity

National

Pint of Science

Ongoing

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.

opportunity

ACT, Canberra

Curious Minds

Ongoing

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.

opportunity

National

Soapbox Science

Ongoing

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

opportunity

NSW, Wollongong

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.

opportunity

ACT

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.

opportunity

NSW

AINSE WISE School

From 01 Dec 2020 to 04 Dec 2020

Each year AINSE co-ordinates a school for first-year female students with an emphasis on Women in STEM and their career opportunities within nuclear science and engineering. Read about the impact of the program here.

opportunity

SA, Adelaide

STEM Enrichment Academy

From 15 Jun 2020 to 17 Jun 2020

Flinders University with support from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is offering an exciting new enrichment program for Year 9 girls only. The program involves hands-on activities and opportunities to engage with women working in a range of STEM professions.