Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of a scholarship, giving members an opportunity to take part in a course designed to help women gain technical skills, and in turn increase the number of startups founded by women.
Sydney edutech 3P Learning has been awarded 2016 Microsoft Education Partner of the Year award for its excellence in innovation. The award recognises partner organisations that excel at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on using Microsoft technologies to educate consumers.
Collaboration hub Eighteen04 is leveraging the strengths of the Hunter region to boost cleantech and smart city startups
To continue investment into cleantech and smart cities, new Newcastle-based incubator Eighteen04 launched to support startups and promote regional cities as global tech innovators.
Girls Who Code, an American non-profit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sector through programs that look to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
A national survey conducted by Student Edge has found Australian students are eager to be taught STEM skills in class and are willing to have subjects such as maths and science made compulsory throughout high school.
Diverse City Careers (DCC) has today announced a strategic partnership with Women in Technology (WiT), looking to empower women in information the technology and life sciences industries.
Addressing Australia’s shortfall of STEM university graduates may be difficult in the short term, but the Government is working towards the future, this week announcing $8 million in funding for two early childhood programs it hopes will “inspire Australia’s next Howard Florey or Elizabeth Blackburn.”
Deloitte partners with LifeJourney to launch Day of STEM initiative aimed at showing kids career opportunities in STEM fields
Deloitte has partnered with LifeJourney, an organisation that provides online career simulation experiences, to launch Day of STEM, a new initiative that hopes to inspire young Australians to develop a love for, and pursue a career in, STEM fields.
If there’s one thing politicians and the startup world agree on, it’s that the key to positioning Australia as a leader in technology in the future is to not only teach kids STEM skills, but to get them excited about the possibilities of technology. Canberra startup Hact is trying to do its part by running events to promote engagement with STEM and entrepreneurship among 10 to 17 year olds.
Bill Shorten’s ‘ode to startups’ budget reply highlights a critical issue in the ecosystem that needs addressing
While there are many issues that concern Australian startups that were addressed in Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten’s budget reply, perhaps the most important was his call for increased investment in STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, including software development.
It’s become a widely accepted belief that the best way to arrive at some semblance of a gender balance in the tech world in the future is to change attitudes about tech and engineering among young girls today. Melbourne Girls Grammar has taken this idea on board and decided to do something about it, announcing that it’s sending 60 girls aged 11 to 13 to the US on its inaugural Middle Years Science and Enterprise Tour in April.