Professor Tania Douglas is warmly remembered as an excellent scientist and a remarkable human being.
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She believed and advocated that Africa needs to find solutions to its own problems and worked tirelessly to build biomedical engineering capacity across the continent.
Pro-Black STEM classes can lead to more Black scientists.
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Applying cultural sensitivity in teaching STEM to Black students can help them engage in the sciences more.
Hip-hop can be used in science classes to help Black students gain interest in STEM.
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Science is often taught from a white or Western standpoint. Can teaching science from a hip-hop perspective make science more relatable to students of color? A hip-hop science educator weighs in.
An analysis of data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has found the gender gap in maths tests increased where papers contained more multiple choice questions.
Women from racialized communities in STEM education face the double bind of race and gender.
Diversity in STEM fields means higher quality research and innovation. To ensure that Canada can compete globally, marginalized students must be supported through STEM education and careers.
A student’s drawings of a scientist upon starting and after completing the Young Scientists Program.
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After completing a hands-on STEM program, students in Los Angeles were more likely to draw scientists as people of color or themselves instead of stereotypical white men in lab coats.
Unemployed Liberian young men seeking daily jobs at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia.
Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,
Graduates in the science, engineering and technology fields enjoy an advantage in the labour market.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don't support economic growth.
Many parents have had to play the role of a substitute math teacher during the pandemic.
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Parents thrust into the role of math teacher can take simple steps to help their children understand math better and dread it less.
In this September 2019 photo, a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.
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The new Alphabet Workers Union is making clear that changes must be put in place, both in education and on the job, to allow engineers to start taking responsibility for the social impact of their work.
Women enrolled in STEM courses are often more confident than men, but it hasn't translated into career success and they are still very much a minority. More needs to be done in workplaces and schools.
A higher proportion of Islamic-school students in years 11 to 12 are enrolled in science and maths than other students in Australia. But they may not all get the careers they want.
When women do science, society benefits in myriad ways.
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Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of the Black Panther was an inspiration to people of color in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
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The late Hollywood star celebrated being young, Black and gifted, both on screen and off.
Black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement courses in computer science.
Racial disparities in the tech sector begin well before college.
Thomas Edison remains the poster child of American invention 89 years after his death.
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The story of invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
While COVID-19 has highlighted the invaluable nature of medical research, it has unfortunately also seriously disrupted it. In Australia, the sector now teeters on the brink of collapse.
These beautiful curves hold the key to a simple way to vary the stiffness of robotic grippers.
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Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
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.
Researchers take a closer look at how activities that engage the whole family can help young distance learners build STEM skills.
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A new hands-on learning program helps families with young children build their engineering skills.