Mechanical engineer Michael Arnold says complex problem solving is the number one skill employers are seeking today and in the future, according to the World Economic Forum, as it provides “the power to change things for the better”.
With women making up less than 10 per cent of engineers in Australia, the Engineering for Australia Taskforce, created to tackle low numbers of women studying engineering, has launched a new report identifying a need to remove barriers and change the perception of engineering in society and schools to encourage greater female participation in the field.
According to a new report, over half of Australia’s Generation Z don’t think they are capable of a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM), with young females showing less confidence when compared to their male peers.
Aiming to inspire more students to explore the universe – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space – a new STEAM grants competition will use a smart algorithm to provide funds to teachers to put towards more STEAM resources for their classrooms. Read more
Over 1400 schoolgirls and 80 teachers headed to Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park on 22 November 2018 to participate in the inaugural AIR4 initiative, which aims to encourage young women to see the value in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Around 90 STEM professionals and a further 50 Members of Parliament visited classrooms around the nation as part of Australia’s largest volunteer STEM education program.