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STEM / Science, technology, engineering and mathematics stories

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Winner of ESET woman in cybersecurity scholarship announced
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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This year’s winner is Shradha Angrish, who is studying mechanical engineering with mathematical and computer sciences at the University of Adelaide.
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Huawei webinar emphasises the importance of women in tech
Mon, 23rd May 2022
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More women are enrolling in tech courses, with 6% increase this year compared to 2021, according to findings by Coursera discussed in a webinar.
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Raring to return: could ICT professionals who’ve been out of the workforce help solve the talent shortage?
Thu, 14th Apr 2022
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Supporting rusty but willing workers to brush up on their skills can be a win-win, says Class Ltd chief technology officer, Alexis Rouch.
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IWD 2022: ESET Australia joins women’s scholarship program
Tue, 8th Mar 2022
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ESET Australia joins global Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program, offering $5,000 to support women in STEM fields.
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IWD 2022: Secure Code Warrior talks women in STEM
Tue, 8th Mar 2022
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The role of government in attracting women to STEM, what IT companies can do, and advice for women interested in tech.
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IWD 2022: Soprano director on attracting women to STEM
Tue, 8th Mar 2022
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The IT industry needs to prioritize workplace diversity and flexibility to attract more women, says Soprano director Asha Potla.
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Study: Online learning helping reduce the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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Online learning is reducing the gender gap in STEM and digital skills in Australia, according to a new study by Coursera.
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“It’s-a me, Mario!” LEGO’s design lead on how Mario changes the world of play
Fri, 1st May 2020
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LEGO has announced a new playset featuring Mario that blends physical play with technology, proving the toy giant's embrace of the digital world.
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Trade Me backs the Wonder Project to inspire Kiwi kids
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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The Wonder Project aims to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a way that’s both fun and engaging.
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Mini Robot Rumble set to slice and dice Kiwis' robots of war
Wed, 11th Jul 2018
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Mini Robot Rumble is happening this weekend, when robots take to the arena to battle, slice and dice their opponents in a fierce game of war.
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Interview: A chat with SolarWinds' Destiny Bertucci and how she discovered IT security
Fri, 9th Mar 2018
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International Women’s Day may have passed, but there’s no reason why society shouldn’t keep up that recognition every day of the year.
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How the digital economy is shifting the workforce playing field for women
Thu, 8th Mar 2018
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It’s no secret that there is a big gender gap in tech / engineering fields, and especially in the data center industry.
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Demand for tech skills intensifies across Australia
Fri, 16th Feb 2018
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Job advertisement numbers in Australia are on the rise, with the strongest growth in mining and engineering, according to data from Seek.
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Y-tech workshops getting youth into technology
Thu, 15th Feb 2018
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The event includes speeches by inspirational New Zealand tech personalities from Datacom, the Mind Lab, and GirlBoss.
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Addressing the STEM skills gap with continuous online learning
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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Pluralsight talk about how online learning can prove to be an effective tool in closing the STEM skills gap within an organisation.
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Unitec’s The Mind Lab and MOTAT join forces to empower Kiwis in STEM
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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The Mind Lab by Unitec is partnering with MOTAT to move their education programmes to MOTAT's premises in Western Springs.
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Passion for STEM sparks early for girls in Asia Pacific
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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When the girls were asked what would encourage them to pursue a career in STEM, parental encouragement was considered the most important influence.
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Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Thu, 18th Jan 2018
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Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
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The global enterprise getting Kiwi kids into coding
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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Accenture employees across 55 of these countries have pledged to volunteer more than 10,000 hours to Hour of Code.
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Accenture: How to get more girls into technology
Fri, 1st Dec 2017
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Girls, we need you: New Zealand's technology sector calls for more female talent to achieve a fairer, gender-balanced workforce.
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Vodafone fuels new course to tackle AU's low female STEM employment rate
Mon, 13th Nov 2017
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Vodafone partners with Coder Academy to deliver tech course for Australian girls, aiming to boost participation in STEM subjects.
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Getting to Equal: Accenture on overcoming the gender pay gap
Wed, 25th Oct 2017
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The research found that – globally - a woman earns an average $100 for every $140 a man earns - a gap of about 30%.
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New Zealand live science show Nanogirl heading to Abu Dhabi
Tue, 24th Oct 2017
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Nanogirl Live! set to inspire with dynamic science at Abu Dhabi Festival.
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Dell plans $14m donation: “It’s our responsibility to prepare the next generation”
Fri, 13th Oct 2017
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By encouraging youth regardless of gender, ethnicity or social class to study STEM, there’s an opportunity to bring in different perspectives.