Women need more role models in senior positions to help keep them in STEM careers.
Attracting women to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is one issue, keeping them there is another.
If we don’t change the way we teach science and maths, we might come to regret it.
It's a mistake to allow teenagers to drop maths – it should be made compulsory at A-Level.
Why are there so few specialist science teachers?
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?
Focusing on the jobs we lost may not be the best way to do this.
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.
Research expeditions, like this one to Antarctica, don’t have to rely on governments for funding.
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.
Scientists and engineers can help students to get more out of studying STEM subjects.
Spending time with scientists and engineers and going to laboratories increases students' interest in STEM subjects.
Sometimes the best way to learn is to build a robot.
The FIRST robotics competition brings school students together to build a robot to complete a challenge. And it's an inspiring way to encourage interest in STEM.
Far from being a waste of time, making maths education compulsory to 18 could help provide a clearer path to economic prosperity.
Is a fact-bound science curriculum enough to become a good scientist?
A scientist explains how a liberal arts education made 'subtle yet significant contributions' to his understanding of what science is, how it’s done, and how advancements are made.
Women scientists are far more common today than they were in the early 1900s.
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Women have come a long way in science, but plenty of work remains. After all, gender bias in science doesn't happen in a vacuum.
Dr Alan Finkel will bring his perspective as an engineer to the role of Chief Scientist.
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Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia's Chief Scientist in January this year. In this exclusive interview, he describes his approach to science, and to issues such as renewable energy and STEM jobs.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten announces a new schools funding policy, which reaffirms Labor’s commitment to the Gonski reforms.
Bill Shorten is pushing schools funding to the centre of this year’s election battle by committing to fully funding the Gonski blueprint.
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013.
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After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
Does it need to be so hard to be a mom and a professor?
The limits of fertility and an elongated academic career path are currently at odds. If the choice to bear children contributes to the 'leaky pipeline' of women in STEM, what can be done?
Of course, science, technology, engineering and mathematics research are important, but social sciences research creates huge benefits to society in multiple ways.
Research in the humanities, arts and social sciences is often driven by philosophies of social justice and public benefit, which don't always sit comfortably with commercialisation.
John Howland and Dr Mark Bilandzic, winners of the Digital Media mashup award in the Libraryhack 2011 at The Edge, State Library of Queensland.
Innovation precincts are great, but what Australia really needs is a creative space that brings thinkers and doers together to help spark start-ups.
Science is key to creating a more innovative nation.
Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
The author, teaching at the very front of his calculus class.
More students are taking Advanced Placement calculus in high school. They may be learning techniques for solving certain problems at the expense of the mathematical foundations they need to advance.
What constitutes liberal arts?
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It is those who know how to think nimbly, creatively and responsibly that end up building extraordinary careers.
Time for children to start learning how to build robots?
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?