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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Technology by Judge, Astrid; Fitzpatrick, Jane
Call Number: NFS 609.2 JUD
Publication Date: 2012
Contents: Graeme Clark : developing the 'bionic ear' -- Marcela Bilek : improving the design of an important industrial instrument -- John O'Sullivan : pioneer of wireless internet
Profiles : Australian women scientists by Bhathal, Ragbir
Call Number: NFS 509.2294 BHA
Publication Date: 1999
Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
Publication Date: 2016-07-26
It's a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
Women in Physics by Shaina Indovino; Ann Lee-Karlon (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of physics. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in physics, from Shirley Ann Jackson to Lisa Randall, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a physicist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Physics to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in physics is something you want to do.
Scientists Anonymous by Patricia Fara
Publication Date: 2005-08-04
The big names are here - Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Rosalind Franklin - alongside stories of brilliant women who have been forgotten, in a fascinating blend of history, science and biography.
Women in Chemistry by Kim Etingoff; Ann Lee-Karlon (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of chemistry. Learn about the lives of some of the mast amazing women in chemistry, from Alice Hamilton to Darleane Hoffman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a chemist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Chemistry to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in chemistry is something you want to do.
The Famous People
List of famous Australian Scientists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Three Australian scientists you've never heard of who changed the world- The inventor of television, a pioneering radio astronomer, and the man who discovered lithium — their names are virtually unknown, and yet their works and discoveries changed the face of science forever.
Today, 30 brilliant minds were recognised for their work and passion for increasing the visibility of women in science. There’s women working and researching robotics, the science of cider, computers, rare insects, mummies, brains and ground-breaking chemistry, among other fascinating discoveries.
Australia, popularly called 'The Land Down Under', is famous for several reasons―kangaroos, koala bears, the Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, great infrastructure, Steve Irwin, cricket, and delectable cuisine, to name a few. Leaving these reasons aside, there is another very important factor that adds to Australia's popularity―its list of scientists and their amazing contributions.
Australian of the Year
One of the world’s top scientists, Professor Michelle Simmons has pioneered research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing. Since arriving in Australia from Britain 18 years ago, Michelle has transformed the University of NSW Quantum Physics Department into a world leader in advanced computer systems.
Interviews with Australian Scientists
Welcome to the Interviews with Australian scientists project. On this site you will find interviews with some of Australia's leading scientists and discover how they change the world we live in.
The Academy established the Interviews with Australian scientists program in 1993 to record interviews with outstanding Australian scientists.The scientists talk about their early life, development of interest in science, mentors, research work, and other aspects of their careers.
Famous Australian Scientists
While nations like United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden rules the roost when it comes to producing the highest number of scientists, country like Australia with relatively small population hasn’t done too badly for itself, making a remarkable number of important inventions in the last 200 years. Not to forget, down south has given the world extraordinary scientists and inventors like Elizabeth Blackwell, Dorothy Hill, Graeme Clark, Frank Fenner and more. Read the biographies to learn all about the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some of the most famous Australian scientists.
Australian Academy of Science
The Australian Academy of Science champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.
Meet 6 impressive Aussie women scientists
The UN General Assembly has declared 11 February as a date when women's scientific contributions will be actively celebrated across the globe, hopefully leading to further gender equality and empowerment of women in science.
The Australian Antarctic Division employs approximately 70 scientific staff and some 60 associated research, technical and administrative support staff. These profiles provide a snap-shot of the research teams working in the areas of Antarctic and Southern Ocean climate and ecosystems, and environmental protection and change.