WHAT WE DO

Our areas of expertise

CONNECT WITH POLITICS

We connect scientists and technologists directly with politicians through events like Science meets Parliament.
STA also makes regular submissions to government, publishes statements on policy decisions, and contributes to national discussions around the future of Australian science and technology through Parliamentary Forums.

CONNECT WITH BUSINESS

Through events like Science meets Business, STA facilitates dialogue between STEM professionals and industry leaders.
We are addressing the obstacles scientists and technologists are faced with when moving into the commercial sphere.

FOSTERING COLLABORATION

We form partnerships and alliances to promote and enhance the role of science and technology in Australia.

Through initiatives like the National Research and Innovation Alliance, STA brings representative bodies together to collaborate on issues facing research and development in Australia.

EMPOWERING STEM PROFESSIONALS

We offer a range of workshops, programs, and events which empower the members and staff of our member organisations.

This includes Superstars of STEM, designed to propel Australian women of STEM into the spotlight, and our Super STEM Communicator Workshops.

I was stimulated throughout the day by the ideas and perspectives shared by the panel members, who were all highly experienced in their respective fields.

Delegate at Science meets Business 2016

I can’t believe I’ve had the chance to just walk up to such senior people and talk to them about my work, and some of them have even agreed to follow-up meetings.

Early career researcher following an STA event