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.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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.
(New World Ideas)
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.
Freelancing and hot-desking are already common in work places – and will continue to rise.
There are many disappointments in the government's response to Innovation and Science Australia's report 'Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation'.
Science societies are a vital part of research life, creating vital networking, grant and leadership opportunities for researchers.
The young membership, frequency of elections and relaxed networks in science societies may provide vital positive influence for female promotion in STEM.
Should schools be charged large sums to teach students about space science?
Will new communications licensing costs make small satellites so expensive that they can't be used for student education?
Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
Will they disrupt the tech sector?
Americans' widespread belief that they live in a meritocracy where anyone can get ahead actually makes inequality even worse, particularly in terms of gender.
Women and people of colour experience “chilly climates” at academic science conferences.
The geosciences are the least diverse of all STEM fields. Inhospitable climates at academic science conferences may be one of the reasons.
Crunching the numbers on the gender gap in STEMM.
While much is being done to increase the number of women working in science, new research shows it could take many, many years to reach parity with men.
We are already collaborating – the question is, how can we do it better?
Australians in creative industries have grown to 5.5% of the total workforce.
The federal government should set the country on an innovation path that takes account of where some of the strongest job growth is occurring.
Companies should listen to both male and female employees on this issue and pay attention to any backlash.
Research has found Silicon Valley engineers feared speaking up when they recognise poor behaviour among their male colleagues.
Searching for role models in the math world.
Women's History Month is a time to recognize female role models. In mathematics, when we think of powerful women, we should think of Marion Walter.
Computer scientist and Computing Education Specialist Dr Nicky Ringland meets with Burwood Girls students.
An ambassador needs to do more than just encourage young girls to enter STEMM, the role must address structural and cultural issues that push women out of the pipeline mid-career.
Students attend the Girls Learning Code computer workshop in Toronto in 2014. Women continue to be woefully under-represented in STEM, and abuse and harassment in the male-dominated field play a major role.
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So-called experts say there are several practical reasons why so few women are in STEM. Any insider will tell you that the real issue is that women are still victims of outdated stereotypes and abuse.