Becoming a Woman in STEMM
Sleeptite Program Partner Honoured
I was never a sciency kid. However, having an engineer as a dad, I was quite strongly pushed into science and math subjects from an early age.
Actually, I wasn’t bad in science or math – I just didn’t enjoy it. Biology experiments were fun, but my whole life I’ve never been good at following recipes (#CantCook). And let’s face it, if none of the above interested me – chemistry was simply a no-go. Eventually it became clear that my dad’s dream of having another engineer in the family was not going to be fulfilled by me.
One Reason, One Goal… Sleeptite
Overnight we were honoured to join Sleeptite Program Partner, Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran, at Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s (ATSE) Innovation Dinner, where she was awarded the Batterham Medal.
The Batterham Medal is an Early Career Award for a graduate engineer who has achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for their work in the past five years.
Are Aged Care Reforms Enough?
As we enter a new era for the Aged Care industry, one where the demand for excellence in functionality, design and care will be higher than ever before, and accountability will be required at levels not yet seen, it is imperative that the focus be not only on how Aged Care is regulated and monitored but how it is provided in the first place.
How Baby Boomers are Reinventing the Aged Care Game
The recent announcement by Federal Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt of “significant reforms” designed to improve the quality of and confidence in the nations Aged Care sector have been met with a, mostly, positive response from industry bodies over the past week.
First of all, it is important to recognise the big age gap within the Baby Boomer demographic. There is a large difference between the oldest boomer and the youngest, which means we have to be careful with how much we generalise this group - especially in relation to future predictions within aged care.