Sunday, July 5, 2020

What is economics? It’s much more than money

There's much more to economics than you might think; economists can work across fields like politics, health or communication, benefit from a generous starting salary and even change the world for the better.
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Macquarie’s new Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences shows you how the world works

The new Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences at MQ is the only course of its kind in Sydney, teaching students modelling, problem solving & data analysis.
oceans and climate change

Oceans and climate change: we’re on a countdown

Finding a solution to global warming in time will require an understanding of the complex processes behind climate and weather, which affect oceans and climate change.

How a maths degree could lead you to a career with ASIO

A maths degree could lead to a career with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), a government body that exists to protect Australians from serious threats to security.

Maths is behind everything you do online: here’s how

The internet is powered by algorithms, like a more sophisticated version of the equations you’ll learn in class. So, why don’t we think of maths like that?
Top podcasts for STEM listeners - blue headphones against bright pink background

15 top podcasts in STEM that we can’t get enough of

Our picks for top podcasts in science, tech, engineering and maths are way more fun than listening to music... and you might even learn a little something.
Teen boy plays cool maths games on his iPhone

5 cool maths games that you’ll actually want to play in your spare time

We get it. Maths at school can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! These cool maths games will have you sharpening your logic skills and injecting the fun back into maths.
Big data and data science - young girl holds a representation of 'data' in her hands

So, what’s the big deal about data anyway?

Big data and data science has the potential to make businesses boom, prevent disease and cut carbon emissions – if only we had enough data scientists to get the job done

Algorithm uses data from top tennis players to predict next shot

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology, using data from the 2012 Australian Open, have developed an algorithm that can predict a player's next shot in tennis.
Should I drop maths?

Should I drop maths?

Should I drop maths in year 10? Ask yourself these questions first.
The STEM careers list starter pack - Students against a white brick wall smiling and chatting

Never heard of STEM? Here’s your STEM career starter pack

So, you're thinking of jumping on the STEM careers bandwagon? You've come to the right place. Get ideas on what to study and possible future careers with our STEM careers list.
Maths careers quiz & career choice test at Careers with STEM

QUIZ: Which area of maths should you study?

We'll help you narrow down which Bachelor of Maths or maths degree is right for you with our maths careers quiz. Match your personality and aspirations to your perfect career in maths, whether that's in data and statistics, economics, applied or pure maths!

Kicking goals: Pathology careers in footy

There are so many exciting off-the-field medical science careers in sport, and a pathway in pathology is just one of them.  

Winning formula: How one school is using the Bragg science writing prize to challenge gifted students

Preethika Mathan and Ms Rachele Rugiero Santa Sabina College UNSW Bragg Student Prize
Santa Sabina College first entered the UNSW Bragg Prize in 2018 – coming away with the winning and a runner-up essay that year. We spoke to the teacher driving the school's participation about how they use the competition to challenge and enrich their gifted student cohort.

5 quizzes that’ll help narrow down your Uni preferences

Stumped on what to study after high school? Welcome to Planet Overwhelmed. Population: all of us.