What makes Engineers Australia’s Best Student Group in Gender Diversity?

In August 2017, we were over the moon when Fifty50 was named Engineers Australia’s Most Encouraging Student Group/Not for Profit in Gender Diversity. With our attendance supported by the Australian National University College of Engineering and Computer Science, six of our 30+ team were accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Prof Margaret Harding and our … Continue reading What makes Engineers Australia’s Best Student Group in Gender Diversity?

What’s really driving the STEM crisis?

This article is in response to “STEM crisis threatens Australia’s business future’. I agree with the premise that Australia needs to fix our broken and leaky STEM pipeline, and that we need to increase selection of STEM subjects in secondary school, as well as female participation in STEM at all stages of the pipeline. However, … Continue reading What’s really driving the STEM crisis?

Smashing gender stereotypes in STEM

In July 2017, I was honoured to be one of the 30 women of the Science & Technology Australia's Superstars of STEM program, announced by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO. After some encouragement from my mentor, I applied for this program in May. Why? I want to change the … Continue reading Smashing gender stereotypes in STEM