Technology Program to Improve Digital Skills in Under-Represented STEM West Aussies

More Western Australians under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education will get the opportunity to boost their technology skills in a new State Government technology program. $70,000 worth of grants will be available for STEM education providers under the Digital Technology Skills Program, to help them teach skills to improve access to digital…

Scitech program paving the way for aspiring medical students

WA high school students interested in exploring their future medical career options will gain hands-on experiences, invaluable networking and insight through Scitech’s Future Health Professionals program. Running from the 14th-18th of January, students will learn practical skills like how to perform a renal biopsy, or close wounds by stapling, surgical gluing and suturing; learn about…

Scitech celebrates 30th anniversary

Inspiring West Australian children, families and visitors in all reads of science, technology, engineering and maths has been Scitech’s mission for the last 30 years of operation. After opening on August 13th in 1988, by former Labor Deputy Premier and leading industry science and education leaders, Scitech has been home to important STEM education. Engaging…

Professor Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76, his family has announced. Professor Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of this morning, according to a statement released by his family. “His family have kindly requested that they be given the time and privacy to mourn his passing, but…

WA’s Best and Brightest Honoured For Innovation

Curtin University has taken out the top prize for inventing an innovative method to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the annual WA Innovator of the Year awards. The university won the overall Mitsubishi Corporation Innovator of the Year award to extend the storage, transport and shelf life of horticultural products in the…

Wave Energy to Create Jobs in Albany

Albany is set to become a hub for renewable energy expertise and jobs, as the McGowan Government announced the successful applicants for a wave energy technology project and research centre. Carnegie Clean Energy has been awarded $15.75 million as a contribution towards the wave energy technology project, which will involve the installation of a large-scale…

McGowan Commits to Delivering Science in Schools

The Western Australian Government is set to focus on science in primary schools, to prepare students for future jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery revealed the State Government is set to fulfil its election promise to provide $12 million to public schools to…

Science Week to Inspire Innovation and Jobs

Western Australians are set to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of science, technology and innovation as part of National Science Week. The week aims to acknowledge the contributions of local scientists and educators, encouraging an interest in science among the public. It also aims to inspire young people to pursue and study and careers…

Steps closer to suspended animation reality

US Scientists have made new steps forward after reviving a cryogenically frozen organism. Over 60 years of trials the preservation of bodies and brains in a state of suspended animation has only been achieved in individual cells… Until now. The Science Journal ACS Nano published an article about US researchers successfully thawing and reanimating frozen…

WAITTA INCITE Awards Honour Web Accessibility Provider

Dr Vivienne Conway, the winner of the Western Australian Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Achiever of the Year award. Dr Conway, the Director of Web Key IT, who provide services including testing, accreditation, training and consulting to make websites more accessible for those with disabilities. Dr Conway said it was ‘such an honour’ and…