Article by Stephen Matchett, Campus Morning Mail
People in universities and industry talk about the desperate shortage of maths teachers and the way young women do not see mathematics as the basis of a career, but few as effectively as Geoff Prince, from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. For years he has patiently and persistently explained the shortage of teachers and its implications for the community.
And it seems his message has got through. BHP has kicked the tin for $22m over five years to fund AMSI’s programme to “turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women.”