STEM skills must be national mission: Marshall
InnovationAus, Other, 17/08/2022, Joseph Brookes
As a landmark Canberra skills summit approaches, the nation’s top scientists are asking the government to think long term, warning kids are turning away from STEM subjects in droves and leaving Australia ill-equipped for a global innovation race. “We know we lose half the girls before year eight [from STEM studies]. And we know we lose at least the other half of everyone before they get to uni,” CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall told InnovationAus.com.