Lisa Harvey-Smith: Smashing galaxies and gender stereotypes


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Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador discusses the future of astrophysics, the importance of science communication and what it takes to boost STEM diversity. Use this article as personal professional reading or with students to challenge them about their unconscious bias.

If this is something you would like to challenge in your classroom, have a go at some of the activities in STEM Pack 1: Unconscious Bias.

Find out more about Astronomer Lisa Harvey-Smith in this 2:27 min video.

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