Teaching students about how ancient civilizations used geometry to build structures like the pyramids in Egypt is part of a new integrated approach to learning science, technology, engineering and math.
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To get more students interested in STEM subjects, teachers must break out of the traditional subject-matter silos and use an approach that helps kids understand how math is used in the real world.
Enrollment in women’s colleges is up in record numbers.
Since 2016, women's colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. We asked the leaders of three women's colleges – Bryn Mawr, Douglass College and St Kate's – to explain the attraction.
Among women who are familiar with Scully’s character in ‘The X-Files,’ half say Scully increased their interest in STEM fields, according to a report.
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When 'The X-Files' launched 25 years ago, many women were inspired by Dr. Dana Scully to pursue science – a phenomenon known as the 'Scully Effect.' Entomologist Jessica Ware shares her story.
Coastal geoscience and engineering is a broad discipline focused on physical processes at the interface of land and sea.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
Men outnumber women in top-paying academic jobs and university leadership.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
Andrews is known to be a supporter of science, saying ‘we all need to make sure we are making decisions based on evidence, not opinions.’
Her track record suggests Andrews is likely to be a strong advocate and effective representative for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector. But many challenges remain.
Astronaut Sunita Williams – not a ‘he’.
New research shows children's images of scientists are all too often male.
Under representation of women in the science and engineering career fields is a result of poor work life balance.
The Conversation publishes analysis and stories written by academics with a current university affiliation.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
Encouraging students to study science and maths at university is only one step in a complex pipeline that turns out specialist teachers.
Recruiting specialist teachers takes more than just encouraging them to study science and maths at university. Governments and wider society needs to come on board too.
Negative stereotypes about girls’ ability can discourage from them pursuing careers in math and science, researchers say.
Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
About 40% of Australian physics teachers will retire in the next 10 years.
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Many students in Australia don't have access to specialist teachers in science and maths, and the problem is only getting worse.
LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.
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In many ways, science can be as much about the people doing it as the science itself. A new online initiative is addressing the invisibility of LGBTQ+ people in science.
A crowd of people moving at different rates is a form of turbulence.
You might be familiar with turbulence as you experience it on a plane, or as scholars describe combustible forces of social change. But understanding how it operates is far more complex.
Actually yes, science and the arts do work together.
Mobilising value from science and technology needs help from thinkers, designers, makers, policymakers and enablers – and this expertise often sits in the humanities, arts and social sciences domain.
Mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.
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35 years ago Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. But rather than focus on her own extraordinary achievements, her passion became boosting the number of girls pursuing STEM. Another pioneering astronaut remembers her friend and colleague.
Students are being put off careers in STEM.
An initiative to address a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may be actually narrowing the pool of students who consider a career in STEM.
There are lots of hands-on learning opportunities popping up in schools and institutes all over the country, generally called “maker spaces”.
The A in STEAM stands for arts, and it has important influences in science, technology, engineering and maths.
New curriculum resources in Manitoba, Canada, integrate Indigenous perspectives through inquiry, video, images, quotes, arts, activities and exemplars.
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Innovative teaching resources in the province of Manitoba, Canada, introduce schoolchildren to concepts of interdependence and reciprocity with the land.
A recent report from RBC Royal Bank predicts increasing workplace demand for foundational skills such as critical thinking, coordination, social perceptiveness, active listening and complex problem solving. Here graduands attend spring convocation at the University of British Columbia in 2015.
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A report from RBC Royal Bank reaffirms what thought leaders keep insisting -- there will be more and more demand for a liberal arts education in our increasingly digital world.