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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.

World leading scholar Professor Jan van Driel will join the Melbourne Graduate School of Education this September as the inaugural Professor of Science Education.

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.

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been named Australian Laureate Fellowship Recipients for 2013 by the Australian Research Council.(ARC)

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.

University of Melbourne mathematicians have developed a software tool to help maximize investment and minimize the cost of carbon emissions compliance.

By studying gold nanoparticles with highly uniform sizes and shapes, scientists now understand how they lose energy, a key step towards producing nanoscale detectors for weighing any single atom.