Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Journalist Editor Researcher Writer

Health, Education, Science, Technology, Business, Finance, Insurance, Parenting, Environment, Energy

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Sydney Morning Herald

Tertiary choices: where to start a career in counselling

This story in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at options for counselling careers. While clinical psychologists must do 6 years of tertiary education, other degrees and courses offer shorter training.

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Where the HSC can take you - HSC Study Guide 2017

This feature in the Sydney Morning Herald 2017 HSC Study Guide explores options for Australian students to study overseas.

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Student-built robots compete for international (and space) honours

First Robotics competitions attract more than 460,000 students worldwide and see teams from independent and public schools, typically aged 14-18, designing, building, programming and driving robots.

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How 'Captain Underpants' rescues the washing

Kids as young as ten are winning national awards for their IT projects.

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Space Camp: The new frontier

This feature for the SMH Independent Schools July 2016 liftout looked at space camp excursions. I also reported on local science Olympiad winners.

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Solo Antarctic woman crowdfunds epic race bid

This story was the cover article for SMH's International Boat Show liftout on July 23. It featured adventure sailor Lisa Blair, who plans to become the first woman to successfully solo-sail around the Antarctic.

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Student scholarships to Asia take off

Thousands of Australian uni students are heading overseas on scholarships, writes Fran Molloy.

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HSC High Achievers: Ben Wilson, Aboriginal Studies

Ben Wilson talks to Fran Molloy about his studies - after topping the state for Aboriginal Studies in 2015

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Cryptocurrencies take off in FinTech

Sydney Morning Herald: It’s liquid, stateless and major banks are investing in the technology behind digital currencies, bringing them a step closer to the financial mainstream.

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Beyond Minecraft: Teaching kids to create

SMH, Feb 27 2016: Students are going beyond coding to become digital thinkers and do-ers, building robots, designing complex 3-D printed objects and producing artworks infused with augmented reality. They create rather than just consume technology, use abstract thinking skills, problem solve and are preparing for the 21st century workplace, leaping STEM to embrace STEAM, where art combines with maths, science, engineering and technology to kick-start new ways of learning.

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Breath of fresh air for asthmatics

For the one in 10 Australians who have asthma and other respiratory diseases, research into inhalable medications to help them breathe more easily could change their lives.

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University burnout: It's a thing for stressed-out students

If you felt being a high-school high achiever was hard work, uni could well stretch you to breaking point: one in five students starting a bachelor's degree are likely to quit by the end of first year.

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CSIRO's new faces make science and technology sexy

SMH Dec 20, 2015: This article explores the push to encourage students to choose STEM (Science, technology, engineering, maths) careers - that's where the jobs of the future will be.

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Your future job: 2020 trends for uni graduates

A university student's future earnings depend more on the degree they do, the industry they aim for and deeds done outside the lecture hall, than which university they go to.

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Let's talk about sex, baby

Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 2015: Awkward conversations about sex are better than none at all .. that's the advice from researchers working in the field of sex education, who say talking about sex can make a real difference in people's lives and in public health promotion