Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Supply-chain experts see reliable data, STEM education and smarter regulation as essential for Australia to succeed in an increasingly automated world under pressure to be environmentally sustainable.
There are many disappointments in the government's response to Innovation and Science Australia's report 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation'.
In order to get more young people to see themselves as future scientists, researchers argue that it helps to outfit the students with a simple article of clothing: a lab coat.
Australia now has a national approach to STEM teaching and initiatives, but to make it successful, we need to support teachers and schools to implement it.
Each year large numbers of college students drop plans to become engineers or scientists because of poor performance in calculus. A new 'active learning' approach could help turn things around.
We need to address issues like access to resources, teacher professional development and ageing classrooms to get the full benefit of STEM education in primary schools.
STEM professionals who change careers to become teachers are often intrinsically motivated, and can help engage kids in STEM subjects with their real-world experience.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
Space inspires, and the establishment of a Space Agency in Australia is well positioned to drive engagement in STEM.
Creative makerspaces in Ontario schools weave passion with digital technologies to teach 21st century skills.
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
Neither major party has made science and engineering issues a big part of its platform. But research – and its funding – are crucial if the U.S. wants to maintain status as a global leader.
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
Most industries tap into big data these days – meaning more and more jobs are opening up in this field. Here's some background on the skills and qualities you'd use as a modern big data professional.
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.
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.
Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don't belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
Separation of disciplines in academia hurts our ability to innovate and solve big problems.
How can we prepare children for a tech world while fighting the distractions it inevitably brings?