Category Archives: Outreach

Following the paths of the past – Dr Oleksandra Molloy inspires the youth of the future

By Caitlin Healy Dr Oleksandra Molloy has more than 10 years’ experience in teaching, research, and consultancy in the areas of aviation, road safety, human factors, education/training, and rail. Her current focus is the training of novice pilots and drivers using flight simulators…

Jump Into Uni – the ASPIRE Program Engaging Regional High School Students

By Charlotte Beloe “Wow!…can we do it again?” says the girl as she stares with wide-eyed fascination at her lava-lamp. Her classmates echo her enthusiasm, equally enthralled by the mixture of baking soda, oil, food-colouring, and vinegar bubbling away in front of them.…

Champions win UNSW President’s Award for Embracing Diversity

Our champions accepting the President's Award for Embracing Diversity

By Sara Loo Last week, our very own UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions were awarded the UNSW President’s Award for Embracing Diversity. The UNSW President’s Awards recognise UNSW staff not only for their work, but how they conduct their work – be it…

Day in the Life of a SciX mentor

By Nicole Richardson From the 21-25th January 2020, UNSW Science will be hosting SciX – an outreach program which allows Year 12 NSW students to come and learn about research from one of sixteen amazing PhD student mentors. Almost 100 eager students looking…

Friends, Romans, Countrymen – Let’s talk Science!

By Poppy Watson We know through surveys that many people believe that scientists should spend more time discussing their work with the public. We also know that representation of females in science is not great. But is there a way we can tackle both these issues? Introducing Soapbox Science – a unique…

Outreach at the Sydney Girls High School Science Conference

By Dr Yulian Cao On Thursday the 27th of June, five of our UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champions, Nicole Green, Raisa Rafique, Yulian Cao, Emily Vohralik and Sarah Topfer had the amazing opportunity to be judges for the Sydney Girls High School Science conference. The conference is an annual competition where Year 9 students present the outcomes of…

#dataHackEd

By Jennifer Sloane If you go to twitter, you can see that #dataHackEd was trending just a couple of weeks ago. But what does dataHackEd even mean? What was all the buzz? It may be helpful to start with a definition of hacking:…

“Wow, You’re a Doctor?!”

By Dr Nirmani Wijenayake and Dr Gabriella Martyn The surprised reaction of ‘Wow, you’re a doctor?!’ was a common response we received from high school girls at the Women in Science Symposium, held earlier last month at the Australian National Maritime Museum for…

ASPIRE Holiday Program–Reaching Out to Regional NSW

By Kristina Fidanovski “It works!” The girl’s disgruntled face suddenly clears and lights up the same way her circuit just has. I don’t get to admire her enthusiasm for long though–I’m drawn away to make sure the group aerial testing their light-up helicopter…

St George Hospital STEM Information Day

By Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith Do you know what career path you would like to pursue? This is a challenging question for most of us, let alone a 15 year old girl. But some of our UNSW Women Champions tried to change this, speaking…