AARNet is much more than fibre, routers and switches. Our networking infrastructure enables access to content, resources and people, which delivers new experiences, fosters collaborations and builds like-minded interdisciplinary communities striving to make a difference.
Research and education communities connected to AARNet, including the nation’s universities, CSIRO and GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) are involved in myriad innovative STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) outreach programs to encourage more high school students to pursue studies and careers in science and technology.
In support of these programs we are featuring a series of stories about them here on our News blog and sharing this info with our community of AARNet-connected K-12 schools.
With the current research indicating a trend for young female students to opt out of science in the senior secondary years, two institutions in the AARNet community, the Australian National Maritime Museum and the University of New South Wales, have joined forces to host a Women in Science Symposium. The aim is to encourage high school girls to look beyond the lab coats and see the possibilities for scientific careers.
The Symposium, to be held at the Australian Maritime Museum on Friday 6 March 2015, will also play host to the Sydney launch of UNSW’s Science 50:50 program with panellists from industry meeting together to discuss internships, mentoring pathways, networks and competitions for women in science. Remote participation via video conference is also available for those who cannot make it in person.
Science 50:50 is a program that aims to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology so they can succeed in an innovation-driven future.
Find out more about the Women in Science Symposium
Find out more about UNSW’s Science 50:50 program
Please contact us if you would like to share information about your insitution’s STEM outreach program.
Apr 5, 2017
Machine learning is offering insights into the behaviour of malicious bots by tracking them as they evolve over time to evade detection. It’s a powerful tool, but it’s not the only one needed to keep students safe in increasingly online learning environment explains Miranda Mowbray, a researcher in machine learning...
Mar 23, 2017
Four fledgling teams who reached the Australian regional final of an international robotics competition last week have been awarded AARNet bursaries to help them take part in the world championships in the US. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport...
Mar 16, 2017
AARNet’s head of infrastructure development has been recognised for inspiring and empowering students in a national robotics competition. John Nicholls was awarded the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at this week’s FIRST® Robotics Southern Cross Regional competition after being nominated by students he mentored. The award celebrates effective communication in the art and...