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What it takes to make girls scientists

Growing up, Josie*, 32, dreamed of being a marine biologist. Always a water baby, she learned to swim at 18 months of age. After that, it was hard to get her out of the water. Dolphins were her favourite animal. ...

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Students get creative with coding

Some of Australia’s youngest coders converged on the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) headquarters to compete for the title of top coder this week. The 24 primary school students battling for supremacy on the day hailed from 41 ...

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Expert suggests school STEM push has failed

Is there a crisis in Australian science and mathematics education? UNE and QUT academics posed this question in 2014, in their 45-page thesis, The Continuing Decline Of Science And Mathematics Enrolments In Australian High Schools. They definitively answered 'yes'. Three years ...

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Aussie students win politicised robotics tournament

At the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Olympics, politics was also at play. At the eleventh hour, Donald Trump allowed an all-female Afghani team, whose visas had been twice-rejected, to compete. They may have owned the spotlight, but it was an Australian team that ...

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Ten-year-olds code on government’s tab

Sid Jain, a serious looking ten-year-old, was so entranced by coding his eyes didn’t leave the screen when I asked him his name. Though he assured me he was “having fun” as he completed the below task. Jain’s year 5 ...

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