How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation. A solution may lie in bold policy ideas.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Because being a good teacher is about more than just subject knowledge.
We have scholarships specifically targeted at women to redress the gender imbalance in STEM subjects. So why can't we do the same for men in primary education?
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
Collaboration is one of the keys to making African science soar: when the continent's universities work together, they can produce amazing results.
South Africa must examine how science funding is allocated to universities. It also needs to acknowledge that not all universities should be focusing on research and development.
While questions are asked about the value of investment in our Olympic sporting activities, take a look at the achievements of our other medal winners in the science Olympiads.
Australia produces thousands of PhD graduates every year but many will find it hard to secure a university career. So we should do more to help them consider a career outside of academia.
Automation is likely to destroy many jobs, but create new ones in their stead. We must adapt to what those new jobs will be.
To be innovative, companies need to employ people with a wide range of technical and non-technical skills, a new study has found.
Men still outnumber women in senior positions in Australian universities and other workplaces. Women are pushing for change but it's men who can help redress the gender balance.
Attracting women to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is one issue, keeping them there is another.
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.
With the current demands from industry for STEM graduates, how many are going to give up high paying jobs in industry for the short term sugar-hit of $15,000 and the stress of the classroom?
Instead of trying to bring back the old economy jobs that have been lost, the U.S. should focus on training Americans in the new skills that will be needed in tomorrow's economy.
In an atmosphere of declining government funding for science, researchers can drum up excitement and funding in other ways, just as they did in Edwardian times.
Spending time with scientists and engineers and going to laboratories increases students' interest in STEM subjects.