Women in STEM

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Researching uses of extremophiles - SLH VIDEO
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UC scientist funded to fire biochemistry experiments into space - UCNZ NEWS
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Aotearoa’s first mātauranga-based holiday - OPMCSA BLOG
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2021 Cooper Award: Airborne microplastics contribute to climate change – RSNZ TE ĀPARANGI
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Three women at the sharp end of the tech revolution – THE SPINOFF Aug 2021
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Farah Alibay, NASA Systems Engineer steers Perseverance Mars rover – CTV NEWS 19 Feb 2021
On Thursday, Farah Alibay helped make history on another planet as part of the group at NASA's mission control centre helping to land the Mars rover. Not that it was easy to get there, says the 33-year-old, and she's not only talking about the delicate process of maneuvering the rover through the Martian atmosphere - "seven minutes of terror," as she calls it - to land safely on the Red Planet. "It was incredible," Alibay told CTV News about the moment of landing. "I was freaking out."
Girls and boys have always grown up with cultural and societal stereotypes. Despite the unparalleled access to opportunities that young women have today, many are still absorbing strong messages about how they should look, act and be. For girls, many of the most powerful influences come from the media, but young girls could find relief among the real people in their lives. Social media has changed the game, requiring educators and parents to also change strategies to help girls... Behaviour Management, Empowering Girls, Classroom Culture, Social Pressure, Secondary Teacher, Girl Empowerment, City Pictures, Perfectionism, Behavior Management
How Empowering Girls to Confront Conflict and Buck Perfection Helps Their Well-Being | KQED
Girls and boys have always grown up with cultural and societal stereotypes. Despite the unparalleled access to opportunities that young women have today, many are still absorbing strong messages about how they should look, act and be. For girls, many of the most powerful influences come from the media, but young girls could find relief among the real people in their lives. Social media has changed the game, requiring educators and parents to also change strategies to help girls...
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News :: University of Waikato
Ashleigh Dick will graduate this week with a Bachelor of Engineering (hons) in Environmental Engineering. Hailing from Warkworth, she is passionate about protecting the environment and believes we should take a holistic view of society to be effective at helping the planet survive. “As an environmental engineer, I believe we need to look more holistically at society, through the lens of poverty and education, to truly affect change for the environment.”
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Greta Dromgool - Science Education
Greta Dromgool won the WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award. Kudos Awards 2020. Greta’s teaching and contributions to the Science Learning Hub have boosted science education regionally and nationally. Greta is hugely committed to growing a love for science, sharing her enthusiasm for the discipline with her students (currently as Head of Science at Berkley Normal Middle School) and with her peers through her role as a content creator and professional learning facilitator...
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Jessie Mckenzie — EDUCATOR
Jessie McKenzie recently left the Royal Society Te Apārangi after 14 years of service. NZASE Science Communicator Mike Stone outlines her work with and for teachers and for science education.
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Batteries are toxic, so I’m building my own rechargeable non-toxic batteries
This article is part of an ongoing series called Climate Lessons, where scientists explain what their research has taught them about climate change. Shalini Divya, MacDiarmid Institute researcher and PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, explains why she is on a mission to find new materials to make rechargeable batteries more sustainable. When I heard a few weeks ago that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the pioneers of lithium-ion battery research, I wondered...
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Tracking seals from outer space
Shanelle Dyer is an MSc Geography student at the University of Canterbury, using remote sensing and GIS for conservation. Her thesis focuses on counting Weddell seals in the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Antarctica, in an effort to see how well MPAs protect our vulnerable marine life.
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Rosalind Franklin was so much more than the ‘wronged heroine’ of DNA
At the centre of Rosalind Franklin’s tombstone in London’s Willesden Jewish Cemetery is the word “scientist”. This is followed by the inscription, “Her research and discoveries on viruses remain of lasting benefit to mankind.” As one of the twentieth century’s pre-eminent scientists, Franklin’s work has benefited all of humanity. The one-hundredth anniversary of her birth this month is prompting much reflection on her career and research contributions, not least Franklin’s catalytic role in ...