From commerce to choreography

How Teagan’s affinity with dancing led to business success

Diving into entrepreneurship

How this UOW graduate combined a knack for marketing and a passion for diving into a successful business

The leading women of STEM

From Wollongong to the world stage, these UOW graduates continue to lead the way for women in STEM

The expert advice for managing children’s meltdowns

Five takeaways from this year’s first Luminaries webinar

Welcome to The Stand Magazine

We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, teaching, research and graduates make in the world.

The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.

We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.

This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.

Articles

Meet the team: Facility for Intelligent Fabrication

The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) was formed in recognition of the changing business climate, as the Illawarra transitions from large-scale heavy manufacturing, and the need for local manufacturers to innovate and adapt to remain competitive. In this piece, we speak to one of the groups leaders and an early career researcher to understand their different perspectives and roles.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As the 11th of February nears we take time to recognise and celebrate gender equality for the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The four of us: Kar-Hau Chong, Anthony Okely, Anne-Maree Parrish and Dylan Cliff

Kar-Hau Chong, a trained nutritionist, became interested in movement behaviours and their impact on children’s health and wellbeing because of his own experiences growing up.

Climate change, eucalypt bark and bushfires: Why do some trees die and others survive?

Harriet is a fire ecology researcher who is currently completing her PhD with the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires.

The three of us: Fiona Sheppeard, Kathleen Clapham and Peter Kelly

Fiona Sheppeard, a proud Dunghutti woman and UOW psychology graduate, is examining the importance of place in Indigenous culture, and how it can be incorporated into mental health approaches for First Nations People in Australia.

The three of us: Jiahong Zhao, Christian Ritz and Jiangtao Xi

If you have an Amazon Echo or a Google Home, you will know that they are getting better and better at hearing us amongst the background noise of daily living.