Overall, women receive a smaller share of research funding – but it’s not due to how applications are weighed up. The problem starts with the workforce itself.
With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.
Lisa Harvey-Smith, UNSW Professor of Practice in Science Communication, will continue to champion women and girls in STEM.
In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
Building a strong 'engineering identity' is a key step towards bringing more women into the field, a new report has found.
You can support career development by nominating a deserving scientist, innovator or science teacher for recognition through a prize or award.
Lisa Harvey-Smith has joined UNSW Sydney as Professor of Practice in Science Communication and the Australian government's Women in STEM Ambassador.
Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University spoke to CSIRO/UNSW's Associate Professor Lisa Harvey Smith about the strange nature of our Universe before her ThinkInc talk at Sydney's Seymour Centre.
Could dark matter have triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs? Do extra dimensions exist? And what comes after the discovery of the Higgs boson? Harvard University’s Lisa Randall ponders the strange nature of the Universe.