There is beauty in mathematical ideas and proofs.
Poetry is at the heart of technology. Did not Pythagoras find the connections between beautiful music and mathematics?
Haters gonna Hate.
How a social media campaign is revealing more about the good, and bad, in the industry.
In evaluations, men are often seen as more knowledgeable.
Contrary to what some think, the battle against sexism in STEM has not been won, let alone reversed in favor of women.
What time do you think it’s safe for me to leave work?
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Despite macho career advice, it's time for scientists – and everyone else – to understand that the point is to work smarter, not longer and to strive for a realistic and livable work/life balance.
The real answer to what the economy might look like in 30-50 years is that none of us really know.
As Australia leaves the old economy behind, the word we must embrace for the new is "nimble".
Believing “math isn’t for everyone” may steer kids away from tackling the challenge.
Kids who think being good at mathematics is just a matter of God-given talent are less likely to pursue math-related fields. But research says this kind of belief is misguided.
Ask a kid to draw a scientist, you’ll probably get a man in a lab coat.
Even citizens of gender-equal countries associate science with men. The stereotype persists, though weakened a bit in countries with more women doing science. How can we put it to bed once and for all?
Shorten is right to see the importance in science, technology and maths, but his policies don’t have proven efficacy.
A heavy focus of Bill Shorten's budget reply speech was preparing for the future with science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. While this focus is a step in the right direction, the policies probably aren't the right way to go about it.
It might become a great engineer, but will unlikely be a very good social worker.
More STEM education isn't a bad thing, but if we want to safeguard our jobs from being taken by machines, we need more emphasis on the humanities.
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
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Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.
Is hiring bias the reason women leave STEM careers?
A new Cornell study claiming panels select women over men at a rate of 2:1 for science, technology, maths and engineering jobs is flawed because the study doesn't reflect real-life hiring practices.
One study found women twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track STEM jobs.
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Figuring out points along the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pipeline where women are doing ok can help focus efforts to improve sex ratios where they can make a difference.
How many little girls do you see dressing up as builders or car mechanics?
By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up, and ruling out jobs that do not fit with their gender. We need to get in early to get rid of stereotypes.
Due to shortages of subject specialist teachers, too often teachers are having to teach subjects they don’t know about.
Australia continues to be plagued with high numbers of teachers teaching subjects they are not qualified to teach, according to the latest Australian Council for Education Research report
Nourishment from letters
Four former university presidents speak up for the liberal arts.
Declining test scores, dwindling participation in maths and science, and too few in early learning: just three of the ways Australia is failing in education.
Australia's facing a slow decline in most educational standards and few are aware just how bad the situation is getting.
A love of science and a lifetime of work don’t guarantee a successful job hunt.
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A lifetime of study and preparation are no guarantee of success for PhDs when they hit the job market. Things can and should be improved.
A truly deep thinker must draw on both science and the humanities.
The evolution of science and engineering in the 21st century has transformed the role of these professions in profound ways that affect research, scholarship and the practice of teaching in the university…
All dressed up with nowhere to go?
The STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and engineering…
How should you prepare for your number and science exams?
With HSC exams coming up, students will be preparing to sit a range of different exams, from English to music to biology to languages. For study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM…