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Curtin alumna named influential leader for work empowering youth and women

Wednesday 29 January

A Curtin University alumna who forged a career as a successful female entrepreneur in the Maldives has been recognised among global business leaders as an innovator in her industry and inspiration to her community.

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Curtin named in top 20 Australian workplaces for new dads

Monday 2 December 2019

Curtin University has been named among Australia’s best 20 workplaces for new dads – ranked at number 16 in the country and 2nd in Western Australia.

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Children’s science lab sparks a passion for STEM

Monday 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.

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Curtin student recognised for developing innovative medical software

Wednesday 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.

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Greater support needed for women pursuing careers in STEM, study finds

Wednesday 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.

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Decorated WA School of Mines graduate returns as first female Director

Tuesday 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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