Two theories on autism and sex differences are confirmed in half a million people.
What kind of students are we raising when music is seen as a "frill?" The decision to drastically cut music education is a misguided policy.
Many Americans feel anxiety or dread when it comes to math. A lot of that anxiety starts in childhood.
New research shows girls are more likely to take physical science or technology degrees if they play video games.
Robots in the classroom are highly engaging and motivating for students, and can have a cascading effect on learning across an entire school.
Creativity should be about more than just coming up with one solution.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stereotypes may discourage girls from pursuing STEM careers, but research suggests several ways that parents and teachers can turn things around.
Many students in Australia don't have access to specialist teachers in science and maths, and the problem is only getting worse.