In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
UNSW Dean of Science leads report that finds women’s advancement in the STEM workforce are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Turning around old stereotypes and creating valuable opportunities for girls as they move through school is a challenge that everyone must support.
Lisa Harvey-Smith has joined UNSW Sydney as Professor of Practice in Science Communication and the Australian government's Women in STEM Ambassador.
Dr Caroline Ford was celebrated at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards as a leader promoting opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.