When it comes to the number of women in mathematics, the numbers aren't good. According to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), here the percentage of women in the mathematical sciences in Australia:
- 38% - Undergraduate level.
- 33% - Female PhD’s
- 20% - Academic staff – levels A to E
- 10% - Level E (professors and above)
In this episode, we explore why the numbers are so low for women in maths, the role women are being asked to play in making that change, and why many women are battling imposter syndrome.
Our guests are:
- Prof Asha Rao
- Professor & Associate Dean of Mathematics at RMIT
- Interim Director of AMSI
- Superstar of STEM
- Dr Sophie Calabretto
- Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
- 2-time Eureka Award Finalist for 'promoting the understanding of science'
- 2017 Radio National 'Top 5 Under 40' Scientist
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BONUS TRACK: What some female academics have to put up with - troubling teacher evaluations from male students
- Calculus ignored even though evidence is we rely on it - this is on Op-ed in the Australian Financial Review co-written by Professor Asha Rao and ACEMS Chief Investigator Jan de Gier
- AMSI's "The State of the Mathematical Sciences 2020" Report
- Dr Sophie Calabretto's appearances on ABC's Catalyst program