STEM

  • Stereotypes change, others confound

    Stereotypes of weird scientists stick in students minds.

    Years of efforts to change the stereotype of scientists may be having an effect, say Australian researchers. However,...

    ASC Edits June 10, 2020
  • Gender equity in science

    Confronting inequalities is the way to move forward.

    “I would have been a scientist… but I was denied access to an education” says Aboriginal activist and Kaurna Senior C...

    ASC Edits February 25, 2020
  • Making a comeback to science

    Pursuing science after a break is no easy task for women.

    For women, a career in science is hard - recognition for their contributions to research has come a long way. However...

    ASC Edits October 24, 2019
  • Girls are just as good at STEM, study finds

    The proof lies in longer test duration.

    An analysis of global data should shatter gender stereotypes that suggest females have an inferior grasp of STEM (sci...

    Society September 3, 2019
  • Partner Content

    Robot Academy lets anyone build robots

    Students from 175 countries have learnt how to build robots.

    Inspiration often strikes at the most unexpected of times. For Queensland University of Technology robotics professor...

    ASC Edits May 17, 2019
  • 5 things parents can do to encourage STEM

    Promoting STEM skills while our children are young.

    Educators and researchers agree early literacy experiences are important for children’s cognitive and language develo...

    Society March 25, 2018
  • Science meets parliament

    Bringing science & technology professionals together.

    Every year Science & Technology Australia (STA) bring together over 200 STEM professionals to promote and discuss the...

    Society December 3, 2017
  • STEM public speaking competition 2017

    How to communicate STEM ideas effectively and engagingly.

    Let’s Torque, Melbourne’s premier STEM public speaking competition, has been rounded up for another year, with the gr...

    Society November 9, 2017
  • Improve maths and science teaching

    Australia has significantly low maths and science scores.

    As a school student, I awaited the arrival of the end-of-year report with a bracing mix of hope and fear.Now, as Au...

    Society December 6, 2016
  • African farming trials create food for thought

    Maize-growing techniques to help boost production.

    In the field trials, farmers plant maize in rows marked with material wrapped around sticks to indicate different con...

    Biology August 29, 2016
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