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.
The A in STEAM stands for arts, and it has important influences in science, technology, engineering and maths.
We are already collaborating – the question is, how can we do it better?
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.
Universities must train scientists to engage with the ethics of emerging technologies, rather than functioning as cogs in the engine of economic development. Integrating the arts into STEM can help.
Satellite research in Ethiopia is opening up a new frontier in the hunt for geothermal power.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival is a further example of how science, technology, engineering and math illuminate movies – and, in the process, our minds.