Tagged: STEM

Female/male pay gaps in STEM subjects - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker May 21, 2016

New research suggests that women earn, on average, around 31% less that men in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subjects within a year of completing a PhD. An obvious question is why. Perhaps surprisingly the answer to this questions can be reduced to just two factors: 1) field of study and 2) kids. But after controlling for differences in … Read More

Powering potential in young Māori - Mātau Taiao

Laura Goodall May 19, 2016

Teachers have been shown to underestimate Māori children’s academic capabilities, which their achievements end up reflecting. But Pūhoro, a forward-thinking science academy, has now been set up to support Māori youth in reaching their true potential. Naomi Manu and Mana Vautier give us the lowdown. One thing that people really don’t like to talk about is prejudice. But we all have … Read More

Kids as curators of creativity - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Apr 25, 2016

Children have a wealth of information to teach us if we pause to observe their simple rituals as collectors and curators. They’d been playing happily on the wharf, my daughter and a new same-age friend she’d met just minutes before in the restaurant where we’d just eaten lunch. They’d cemented their bonding whilst peering down the hole around a wharf pile in the … Read More

The evidence is in: greater gender diversity in science benefits us all - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 08, 2016

Pankaj Sah, The University of Queensland The World Economic Forum estimated last year that at the current slow rate of progress, it will take until 2133 to close the global gender gap across health, education, economic opportunity and politics. We clearly need to take greater measures to close the gap. And, fittingly, the theme of this … Read More

Linwood College becomes first official STEM school in New Zealand - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 15, 2014

On Friday afternoon I attended the launch of Linwood College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education initiative. This initiative has a wide range of supporters and collaborators including local tertiary institutions (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University) local government and businesses (including Downer and David Reid Homes) Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science … Read More

Science stumble with young students - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Sep 02, 2013

The science sector in New Zealand wants to get more people — particular young people – interested in science. It believes that science careers get short shrift when students are planning their education. It also wants to encourage more girls into STEM subjects. Don’t take my word for it. There’s a 2008 Science Maniesto from the Royal […] … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Ways of the Wind - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 29, 2011

As I was lucky enough to attend the Science and Innovation in Education Forum last week I thought I might report back on the sorts of things that were said and my own particular take on them. Ostensibly the forum was set up to discuss: The role of STEM education in generating innovation. What employers want … Read More

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