News and Events
Children’s science lab sparks a passion for STEM
19 August 2019
Hundreds of budding primary school-aged scientists will get a glimpse into their future careers by carrying out their own hands-on experiments at the annual BASF Kids’ Lab held at Curtin University.
Curtin student recognised for developing innovative medical software
10 July 2019
A second-year Curtin University student has been awarded the Peter Fillery Best Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year at the WAITTA INCITE Awards for creating and coding a new user-friendly program for researchers to identify tumours more efficiently.
Greater support needed for women pursuing careers in STEM, study finds
3 July 2019
Women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are facing barriers that require attitude changes and additional support – such as scholarships and tax breaks – in order for Australia to truly benefit from more women in the sector, new research led by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.
Decorated WA School of Mines graduate returns as first female Director
11 June 2019
Curtin University has announced respected mining executive Sabina Shugg as the new Director of its Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie.
Curtin welcomes WA’s first STEM skills strategy for jobs of the future
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Curtin University has welcomed Western Australia’s first State-wide STEM skills strategy, which aims to ensure the next generation is equipped to participate in the future workforce.
Perth hosts forum to inspire the next generation of female researchers
Tuesday 2 April 2019
Hundreds of budding female scientists from secondary schools across Western Australia will be given a glimpse into their future careers as part of the first Girls in Science Forum held in Perth this week.
New Curtin-led traumatic brain injury research secures $50 million
Monday 11 March 2019
The Federal Government has awarded a Curtin University-led research mission $50 million over the next 10 years to help improve the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries of all severities, from concussion in sports to severe brain injuries from road accidents.
Curtin receives gender equality honours for the fifth year in a row
Monday 25 February 2019
Curtin University has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) for the fifth year in a row, recognising the University’s commitment to diversity and promoting equity and inclusion.
Curtin researchers named national role models for women in STEM
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Curtin University astronomy researcher Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker and molecular plant pathologist Dr Caroline Moffat are among only 60 female scientists from Australia chosen for the 2019-20 Superstars of STEM program, which aims to boost the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Bronze award for Curtin’s work to encourage more women in STEMM
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Curtin University’s commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) has been recognised with bronze accreditation at the SAGE Athena SWAN Awards.
The sky’s the limit for Curtin planetary scientist elected Fellow
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Curtin University planetary scientist Dr Katarina Miljkovic, who made headlines this year as the only Australian researcher involved in NASA’s Mars InSight Mission, has been recognised with a prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship.
Curtin geochemist wins ANZAAS Medal for her scientific achievements
Friday 17 August 2018
Internationally renowned organic geochemist John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kliti Grice has been named the 2018 recipient of The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Medal for her extraordinary contribution to science.