Congratulations to Aneta Neumann, PhD student from the School of Computer Science, who has been awarded an Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W) Scholarship to attend the GECCO Conference 2018.
Congratulations to Tamara White of ASC, Chemical Engineering and Science graduate of University of Adelaide, who recently won the Rising Star Award at the Women in Defence Awards held in Canberra. The award follows Tamara’s previous success in 2017, when she was elected as a Finalist for the Australian Industry and Defence Network Western Australia Young Achiever Award.
The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Humanitarian Design Summit program is an educational study tour designed to provide students with professional work experience while allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the role Human-Centred Design and technology play in creating positive change within communities.
Career development education can play a critical role in shaping students’ career and study choices, especially regarding STEM study and careers. This brings us to question, what is Australia’s current career development landscape?
As the Smart Cities movement gathers momentum worldwide, a new generation of University of Adelaide students is preparing to take our urban lives to entirely new levels of sophistication, satisfaction and sustainability.
On paper, smart technology would appear capable of supporting and enhancing virtually every aspect of urban life. But in real world applications, of course, technological capability is no guarantee of success.
In 2015, we released a blog post that looked at enrolment trends in Information Technology and Engineering courses. We were motivated to do this due to the introduction of the new Digital Technologies learning area within the Australian Curriculum, and the belief that despite Digital Technologies and associated industries representing 16% of the Australian GDP, that Higher Education struggles to attract students to consider computing pathways.
Our collaborative research project with the Department of Gender Studies and Social Sciences explores how we can better understand the issue of gender diversity in Computer Science, and how we can make changes in our educational environments to approach more equal representation.