Tag: mathematics

Defence & Security

How the Australian Army is leveraging a national obsession with drones

Drones were a defining symbol of the new millennium. A technology that would not only lead the military into a new frontier of combat and surveillance; but delight technophiles around the world and become a form of recreation in their own right. Drones made their debut in the early 2000’s, assisting the CIA with targeted…

13 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy update

The Australian Government is channelling $200 billion into Defence capability over the coming decade to recapitalise the Australian Defence Force. Accompanying this is the development of the ‘Workforce Behind the Defence Force’ (WBDF) campaign – the roughly 3,000 plus SMEs and 25,000 employees that constitute Defence industry in Australia. Over the next decade, this STEM-enabled…

19 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

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STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government's $89 billion national sovereign shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than 5,000 workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens – and…

25 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Can robots write poetry?

Can robots write poetry? Provocative questions like this are now beginning to replace traditional academic subjects in schools, according to Peter Mahony of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Instead of isolating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), several pioneering schools throughout Australia are now delivering multidisciplinary, project-based lessons, that are centered around…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Education

Ignite curiosity in STEM students with Pedagogical Content Knowledge

75% of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require STEM skills and knowledge according to an Australia Industry Group report. Unfortunately the growing demand is not met with a growing supply of graduates. Therefore, it is important to fill the critical gaps in STEM education. In the lead up to the STEM Education Conference, taking place on the 20th and…

11 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights