What’s left when Obama walks off into the sunset?
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
One thing they seem to agree on: Not prioritizing science in their platforms.
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.
Isaac Newton’s portrait. What can students learn from his life?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
Perhaps your career path is paved with big data.
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.
Sometimes the best way to learn is to build a robot.
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.
The author, teaching at the very front of his calculus class.
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 made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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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.
A team of scholars are working to connect disciplines.
Separation of disciplines in academia hurts our ability to innovate and solve big problems.
How can technology be harnessed to teach children in an effective way?
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How can we prepare children for a tech world while fighting the distractions it inevitably brings?
Believing “math isn’t for everyone” may steer kids away from tackling the challenge.
Kids who think being good at mathematics is just a matter of God-given talent are less likely to pursue math-related fields. But research says this kind of belief is misguided.
Kids need to love science to thrive.
Just having a national curriculum for science doesn't solve all of our problems.
Shorten is right to see the importance in science, technology and maths, but his policies don’t have proven efficacy.
A heavy focus of Bill Shorten's budget reply speech was preparing for the future with science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. While this focus is a step in the right direction, the policies probably aren't the right way to go about it.
Pointing Britain’s schools in the right direction?
After five years of polarising and radical reforms, the Tories aren't letting up on their vision for schools.
One study found women twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track STEM jobs.
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Figuring out points along the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pipeline where women are doing ok can help focus efforts to improve sex ratios where they can make a difference.
Who’s missing from the STEM picture?
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Even when women and minorities earn STEM degrees, they don't take the next step into gainful employment at the same rates as white men.
We prefer experimenting on our food, rather than cooking it.
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The number of girls taking A-level physics has remained stagnant for the past 20 years or more, and the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in the EU. Progress on gender equality in science…
Resources are dwindling and the focus lies firmly on utility.
The Coalition’s pre-election condemnation of ARC research funding in certain areas of the arts as “ridiculous” and a waste of taxpayer dollars has left those of us working in this field feeling under pressure…