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Australian classroom is not what it used to be, are our teachers classroom-ready?

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Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge has launched a six-month review into teacher education. The aim is to return Australian students to the top of international rankings in reading, maths and science by 2030. In the 2019 round of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 41% of Australian 15-year-olds failed to meet the minimum national standards in reading –...

Quiz: What’s your animal science job?

Animal science jobs
In the realm of animal science jobs, it's raining cats and dogs when it comes to choice.

New data reveals half of girls in Australia have never considered a STEM career

Women in STEM
On Girls in ICT Day (April 22) the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) highlights the importance of promoting tech careers to girls in the world’s fastest growing sector

9 surprising careers in science

Surprising science careers
From designing fireworks displays to milking snakes, there's never a dull moment on the scientific career path.

Careers with maths – advice from the IAG Perils team

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The IAG Perils team share their STEM experiences with us, including why they think maths is super important!

Teaching the beauty, power and usefulness of maths

Associate Professor Steve Sugden teaching in class
Semi-retired, Associate Professor Steve Sugden has spent a varied career working in both industry and academia, but his greatest passion has been in teaching maths to others and connecting what is in the textbook with applications in the real world. “The satisfaction of solving a difficult problem using mathematical reasoning is hard to beat.” Steve’s passion for maths has served him...

Meet the Bragg Prize 2021 judges

Bragg Prize 2021 Judges
Aspiring to be a writer? Get your thinking caps on now! The UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing 2021 opens for entries April 20. Below, we list this year's five judges to tell you a little bit about them. Corey Tutt Proud Kamilaroi man Corey Tutt is the CEO and founder of DeadlyScience, which gathers donations of science resources and...

Quiz: What’s your science career?

Careers in science
From astrophysicist to zoologist, there's a whole A-Z of science careers out there. This quiz will help you find your perfect fit.

Quiz: What’s your artificial intelligence job?

Artificial intelligence job
Are you a data scientist, robotics engineer or machine learning engineer? Find out what your AI job is here!

Space + agriculture: bringing space jobs down to Earth

Space and agriculture
There’s more to a food and farming career than studying soil and crops. Next-gen farming smarts are needed in out-of-this-world industries, like space.

Spearheading science at Townsville High School

Students investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tools
Year 7 students at Townsville State High School have been investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tools, using high-level science inquiry skills to examine the advantage spear throwers give in survival. As a part of their science unit on physics and levers, students are learning from cultural expert Les Tanner. With their science teacher Braden Askin, they have been undertaking...

Landing a gig at Google

Tamina Pitt - Landing a gig at Google
Tamina Pitt is a Wuthathi and Meriam woman working to make Google Maps easy to use.

5 paths into engineering if you don’t ace your ATAR

alternative pathways into engineering
Stressed about getting an amazing ATAR score? The good news is that there are loads of alternative pathways that can lead to an awesome engineering career.

Premium gigs: STEM grads in insurance

The insurance industry isn’t all about premiums and claims. There is also cool modelling around how natural hazards may affect people’s lives and that requires experts in data and analytics

Meet the scientists with the skills to fight COVID-19

COVID-19
The global pandemic has shone a light on scientists with the skills to understand and fight back against COVID-19