Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.
A new hands-on learning program helps families with young children build their engineering skills.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have been awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry for their revolutionary work on 'gene scissors' that can edit DNA.
Today's urgent inequality and environmental crises mean that more, not fewer, students should be studying history.
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Fellowships should recognise that women may have different responsibilities when it comes to domestic chores and care of the family. This influences their academic opportunities and career choices.
Teachers in training can be taught to teach their students to tackle problems like mathematicians and scientists. But will they stick with that approach once they get their own class?
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
Students with exceptional spatial skills should be eligible for gifted and talented services and given personalized support. But many schools fail to identify and engage these children.
In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
The reduced rate of funding to universities (of up to 17%), per place, for national priority courses sends perverse messages to universities.
The government has more than doubled the cost of humanities degrees to encourage 'job-ready' graduates. But on what evidence?
The education minister has outlined reforms to higher education funding aimed at producing 'job ready graduates'. But his announcements don't seem completely in line with the data.
Findings from a study that followed more than 70,000 high school students in Greece suggest why girls may be less likely to pick careers in science and maths than boys.
A number of programmes now exist that are helping to close the gender gap in African science, technology, engineering and maths.
Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
Nigerian society has drilled into everyone that certain top roles are reserved for men.