The film wowed critics and fans. But its hidden power may be black lead characters who are accomplished scientists – just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Women are drastically under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
The Athena Swan charter commits research institutions to create a gender inclusive workplace, through taking action and being held accountable. 15 Australian institutions are now bronze awardees.
With demand outstripping supply for STEM professionals, Scotland will suffer if more young women are not engaged with these subjects.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel writes we can do a better job of teaching students to master a discipline and maximise their post-school opportinities.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
Two theories on autism and sex differences are confirmed in half a million people.
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.
Many Americans feel anxiety or dread when it comes to math. A lot of that anxiety starts in childhood.
New research shows girls are more likely to take physical science or technology degrees if they play video games.
Robots in the classroom are highly engaging and motivating for students, and can have a cascading effect on learning across an entire school.
Creativity should be about more than just coming up with one solution.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Parliament has a problem retaining experienced women – and so does science. Working in STEMM places women in an ideological dilemma that is exhausting to confront, and feels impossible to change.
To get more students interested in STEM subjects, teachers must break out of the traditional subject-matter silos and use an approach that helps kids understand how math is used in the real world.
Since 2016, women’s colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. We asked the leaders of three women’s colleges – Bryn Mawr, Douglass College and St Kate’s – to explain the attraction.
When ‘The X-Files’ launched 25 years ago, many women were inspired by Dr. Dana Scully to pursue science – a phenomenon known as the ‘Scully Effect.’ Entomologist Jessica Ware shares her story.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.