Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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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.
Women in Agriculture podcast | ILLUMINATA
Did you know that until 1994, no Australian woman was allowed to list their legal status as "farmer"?
As three PhD candidates from The University of Queensland (and STEM Women members!) Charlotte, Sera and Emily are trying to break stereotypes by starting the ILLUMINATA podcast to highlight the importance of women in agriculture and STEM.
Find out more, including all the episodes, on the website.
UNSW Webinar - 'Inferior', Caroline Ford in conversation with Angela Saini
From 08 Mar 2021 to 08 Mar 2021
UNSW is presenting a free webinar featuring STEMMinist Book Club's Caroline Ford in conversation with Angela Saini, author of 'Inferior'. The webinar will cover gender bias in science and medicine, the public understanding of gender and how to more accurately frame human differences.
Science Meets Parliament 2021 registrations now open
Until 22 Feb 2021
Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM will give the National Press Club Address on 17 March - as the centrepiece of this year’s Science meets Parliament. The virtual event series will take place from 2 March to 1 April. Registrations close 22 February or when tickets run out.
Order of Australia award nominations now open
Until 01 Jan 2021
Nominations are open for the Order of Australia – this year the office of the Governor General has reached out to us to help to encourage your nominations: “it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards system represents our diversity - across gender, cultural backgrounds and categories of endeavour.”
2021 ATSE Awards nominations now open
Until 18 Jan 2021
The annual ATSE Awards celebrate Australians who change the world with their extraordinary contributions to science and technology. Nominations for the 2021 award round are now open. This year ATSE is particularly encouraging nominees who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including women and those with Indigenous heritage.
#FromtheLAB is seeking science to feature in videos
Until 31 Mar 2021
Australian Science Communicators is looking for early- and mid-career researchers, innovators and scientists who want to share their research. #FromtheLAB will produce and share a short video for each chosen participant.
Avid Research – Australian STEM Stories Podcast, Seeking Interviewees
Amelia Travers of Avid Research is looking for women in STEM to feature on her podcast, telling their own unique story about their STEM career. If you would like to find out more about being interviewed for the podcast, email Amelia via the link below.