31 January 2016, Australian Financial Review, Tim Dodd. Current data released by AMSI reveals only 41 per cent of Australian universities require year 12 students to study intermediate mathematics to enrol in engineering, with that figure falling to 14 per cent for science and 13 per cent for commerce. As Year 12 students turn away from high-level mathematics, the University of […]
30 January 2016, Australian Financial Review. Tim Dodd spoke to AMSI Director, Professor Geoff Prince about Australia’s maths crisis as we seek to move towards a STEM driven economy. As well as the ongoing impact of university mathematics prerequisites, Professor Prince highlighted out-of-field mathematics teaching and the need to increase female participation as key challenges facing the […]
28 January 2016, The Conversation. From lettuce and coral to the shape of the universe, 2016 AMSI Summer School public lecturer Margaret Wertheim uses nature’s crenelated forms and fluted surfaces to tell the story of Non-Euclidean and Hyperbolic geometry. Read Article.
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) congratulates Professor Gus Lehrer on his inclusion in the 2016 Australia Day honours as a member of the Order of Australia (general division). Gus was recognised for his significant service to tertiary mathematics education as an academic and researcher and his service to professional and community groups. Gus has contributed […]