This time our guest is Dr Linda McIver, a passionate STEM educator and founder of the Australian Data Science Education Institute. We had a great chat about what inspired her to setup her business, what drives her, and how the friendship of women has created an amazing support network. We have been trying to schedule this one for ages and it is good to finally have the conversation.
“Dr Linda McIver pioneered authentic Data Science and Computational Science education with real impact for secondary students and founded the Australian Data Science Education Institute in 2018. Author of Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World, Linda is an inspiring keynote speaker who has appeared on the ABC’s panel program Q&A, and regularly delivers engaging Professional Development for Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Educators across all disciplines.
A passionate educator, researcher and advocate for STEM, equity and inclusion, with a PhD in Computer Science Education and extensive teaching experience, Linda’s mission is to ensure that all Australian students have the opportunity to learn STEM and Data Science skills in the context of projects that empower them to solve problems and make a positive difference to the world.”