More than 50 students aged 11 and 12 years old will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to compete for bragging rights, debating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related topics.
The 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science has been awarded to Professor Terry Speed, head of Bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Professorial Fellow (Associate) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Iven Mareels Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, has been named a "Commander in the Order of the Crown" of Belgium for meritorious services in engineering and science.
Fewer girls enrol in challenging VCE mathematics subjects, and girls still have lower expectations of their mathematics abilities than boys, a recent study from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education has found.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.