Women In Stem Digital Artifact

By: Rowland Azaouagh

The 21st Century is a time of rapid technological advancements, with most of us using a range of devices each day to make our lives easier. Whether it’s for work, entertainment, keeping in touch with friends or improved convenience, technology is now an integrated part of a modern lifestyle. That makes it a great time to explore a career in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics, with increasing career opportunities and the prospect of one day working in a job that doesn't even exist yet.

CSU’s courses in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics are hands-on and give you real experience using the latest software and hardware. You may have opportunities to work on a project in industry to see how what you are learning can be applied to a real scenario, or gain accreditation or industry certification embedded into your course. CSU offers undergraduate degrees that give you a foot in the door to an exciting career with great practical experience, and flexible postgraduate courses that help you keep ahead of the times to advance your career.

When you study Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at CSU, you don’t just learn how to use a range of software packages. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of a range of applications, and develop the skills to be able to learn new programs in future and keep ahead of rapidly changing technology, making you an asset to any workplace. Courses have a practical focus so you can be assured you will spend plenty of time in our modern laboratories and working on real projects to gain the skills you need for your career. Career opportunities are diverse, with businesses in every industry having a need for technologically literate employees.
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When Blackburn presented her results in 1980, Szostak suggested they try an experiment by grafting the CCCCAA sequence to previously vulnerable minichromosomes in yeast. Sure enough, the telomere protected them from degradation. As the two organisms were not related, this showed a fundamental mechanism common to most plants and animals.