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When scientists met policymakers

They're often perceived as being at odds with each other, but this week, top scientists and bureaucrats happily commingled. In Canberra for Science meets Policymakers, they collaborated on a 10-year plan for our country's scientific and technological future. Dr Charlie Day from ...

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Maths teaching drained by gender inequity, ageing: AMSI

Gender inequity will exacerbate shortages in the mathematical workforce caused by an ageing population, a new report from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has warned. AMSI director professor Geoff Prince has quoted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that show ...

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UQ scientists help inspire school science teachers

A University of Queensland workshop has aimed to help teachers from 15 regional Queensland high schools become better at teaching science by linking them with university researchers. The teachers worked with the scientists for a week, investigating cancer cell biology. ...

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Nature Research simplifies science on new website

Nature Research, the publishing group behind the prestigious scientific journal Nature, has launched a website to make complex science accessible to the general public.  The npj Science of Learning Community website was launched in collaboration with the University of Queensland. It aims to make ...

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From aspiring hairdresser to student engineer

After high school, Nisha Pradhan wanted to be a hairdresser. Her male high school careers adviser thought “this was a great idea.” But when Pradhan, now a University of New South Wales fourth-year electrical engineering and commerce student, told her ...

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