Academia can feel like an isolating career, particularly for those belonging to groups that are underrepresented by STEM. In this blog, Dr. Claire Horner-Devine, Dr. Cara Margherio, Dr. Sheri Mizumori and Dr. Joyce Yen tell us about a mechanism called Peer Mentoring Circles, which aim to provide participants with community, ongoing connection and a supportive environment.
Monthly Archives: May 2017
Prompted by previous research observing that engagement in science is strongly influenced by what happens outside school, researchers from Murdoch University wanted to find out what successful female students think influenced their engagement in high school physics. Physics is regarded as a high-status subject, although sometimes viewed as a “boy’s subject”. The picture that emerges around females’ enrollment choices in science, recently published in a paper on the International Journal of STEM Education, is multi-faceted.
Meeting the open access (OA) requirements of research funders and institutions can prove a real challenge for authors. As the increase in records in the registry of OA repository mandates and policies (ROARMAP) demonstrates, the number of organisations with OA requirements is increasing every year, meaning more and more researchers are subject to such policies…. Read more »