18 June 2018, Gizmodo Australia, Rae Johnston.


Gender equity is among the topics tackled at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Optimise 2018 conference, which opens today.

At the conference on Wednesday, three generations of women in STEM are coming together to discuss how far the industry has come – and how far it has to go, considering men make up 84 per cent of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workforce and 90 per cent of mathematics professors. Among them is statistics pioneer Alison Harcourt.

One of the programs Harcourt applauds is APR.Intern, which is expanding opportunities for women and academic engagement with industry.


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