Women in STEM

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Dr Caroline Ford was celebrated at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards as a leader promoting opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds.

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A landmark study of academic grades of 1.6 million students has shown that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM – including at the top of the class.

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As part of its aim for 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, UNSW is bringing Year 11 and 12 girls to campus for a week of hands-on activities that offer a taste of the booming profession.

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Parental views have a big impact on the decisions that children make, write Drew Adams and Natalie Chapman, so it's vital that mums and dads support their daughters in STEM careers.

National Press Club

Three of the nation’s leading scientists say that Australia is "frozen in time" and is throwing away the opportunity to harness the intelligence and prodigious drive of women researchers.