Efforts praised to get more women in Australian astronomy, but more needs to be done.
Efforts to reduce the gender gap and encourage more women in Australian astronomy have been rewarded this week.
A student in Cape Coast solves a math problem.
By embracing a style beyond the typical classroom lecture, math education can serve all of our students better.
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
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When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
The resources kids have at school and home influence their performance in science.
Policies must seek to improve the manner in which the language of instruction is taught to learners who don't speak that language at home.
An astronomer today is more likely to be online than looking through a telescope.
Science today is increasingly data-driven, but our education system has not caught up.
The new Superstar in STEM ambassador Lisa Harvey-Smith at the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s 3.9m Anglo-Australia Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
Language matters in every class: English, math, history and science.
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In English and science alike, every student and teacher brings his or her own language patterns to class. But how can educators make sure that language bias doesn't harm student achievement?
Whether you have two majors or one, graduation is a celebration.
Double-majoring is thought to broaden your horizons and give you more career options. A new look at seven years of U.S. census data tells us that there may be a financial benefit as well.
The chronarium sleep lab.
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Science festivals are booming and with their mixture of music and art they are opening the field to a whole new audience who are keen to be amazed.
‘Fun … but not for me.’
New research shows programmes to widen STEM participation in students are failing.
The federal government released its National Science Statement today, reinforcing its commitment to science and innovation. But does it do enough?
Computer scientists can make important contributions to fixing societal ills.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
It’s often self-doubt and gender stereotyping that holds girls back from pursuing science careers.
Society, parents, schools and popular media all perpetuate the myth that girls don't have the brains or ability to be scientists. Of course, that simply isn't true.
Targets and initiatives are a start but both men and women already in the field need to offer a helping hand.
What’s left when Obama walks off into the sunset?
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
Young Australians are in need of government policy reform if they are to find stable jobs in the future.
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.
Hands up if you’re top of the class.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Being a physics teacher is about teaching as much as physics.
Because being a good teacher is about more than just subject knowledge.
We are experiencing a proportional decline of men in Australian primary schools.
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?
Some 478 courses, including one in hairdressing creative leadership, will not be subsidised from 2017.
The government is right to cut back on funding certain VET courses that have low-enrolment rates and are unlikely to lead to work.