Although female inventorship has grown over the years, 15 years’ worth of patent outcomes from IP Australia suggests inventing is still a luxury for women.
With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.
A new survey finds science classes are frequently being taught by non-science teachers.
It’s not just COVID-19. Low salaries, subpar working conditions and lack of resources in the classroom are three of the reasons why teachers are abandoning the profession.
Research shows underrepresented people in STEM studies thrive in learning environments that address their need to belong, feel competent and find meaning in their work.
Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
College science classes often fall short of helping students see connections across subjects. Can a new approach make a difference?
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Moms in Proteomics hopes to ensure a sustainable and productive international community of expertly trained scientists, coupled with the necessary resources and tools to balance motherhood.
Authors writing for Nature journals will also need to separate sex and gender data, so it can’t just be lumped in with other results.
New research found that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
A new database could pave the way for a more fair and consistent way to score slam dunks, a self-described ‘dunk scientist’ says.
A scholar warns that women will continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers unless educators focus on helping girls do better in advanced math courses in high school.
Colleges don’t have to sit by and watch STEM majors leave for other fields. Two Ph.D. biology students share tips for encouraging students to stick with STEM despite the difficulty involved.
From basic childhood curiosity, to fossil introductions from parents – it seems a scientist’s spark can come in many forms.
Is a science kit, some Lego, or building blocks best for fostering kids’ STEM skills and creativity? Fear not – it’s not what’s in the box, but what happens after you open it, that’s most important.
Scientists have been using art to illuminate and share their research with the public for centuries. And art could be one way to bolster K-12 science education and scientific literacy in the public.
Students from low-income backgrounds fare better when they are able to take career and technical classes in STEM, new research shows.