Girl Geek Academy has developed a series of workshops to get young girls coding together with a close woman in their life, whether it be their mother, aunt, grandparent, neighbour, or friend.
Students learned from Dharawal Elders and, using tools such as Paint 3D and Minecraft, created an augmented reality app to bring to life a Dharawal Dreaming story.
Founded in 2011, littleBits created the electronic building block, full of magnetic ‘bits’ that snap together to turn ideas into inventions.
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, an astrophysicist based at the CSIRO, has been named Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador.
The Australian government is set to start work on its 10-year plan to increase the number of girls and women in STEM it announced in the May Budget.
The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
Cloud accounting software company MYOB has announced the second run of Developher, a paid full-time internship program that trains women to code.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Girl Geek Academy has partnered with NAB to launch a cybersecurity workshop for primary school girls in the upcoming school holidays in Melbourne.
For shadow minister for the digital economy, Ed Husic the biggest moonshot for Australia “is to actually have moonshots”.
A notable trend in the Australian EduTech space right now is an acute awareness around the need to proactively support particular niche groups.
The Victorian Government has announced a new $1.6 million Digi-Tech Start-Up Grants funding package for schools in an effort to get students engaged with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
A Federal Government committee has warned that there must be more investment in quality STEM education if Australia is to turn back the “decay curve” of STEM-capable students and grow its “nascent but promising” innovation ecosystem.
Refraction Media produces a variety of magazines, websites, posters, teaching guides, and even apps to encourage students into STEM.