Meet Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM


Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM – 60 brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as experts in their fields – will be announced today. The new Superstars reflects the strong diversity of women in STEM – including three Indigenous scientists and engineers, and a record number of […]

Media Release: STA announces new President-elect and Executive


Science & Technology Australia is pleased to announce the election of new members to its Executive Committee at STA’s Annual General Meeting today. Silo-busting innovator and industry-engaged research entrepreneur Professor Mark Hutchinson is STA’s new President-elect. He will become President at the end of our next AGM in November 2021. For seven years, Mark has […]

Media Release: STA warmly welcomes Dr Cathy Foley as Chief Scientist

Cathy Foley

Science & Technology Australia has warmly welcomed today’s announcement that former STA President Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE will take the reins as Australia’s next Chief Scientist. Science & Technology Australia President Associate Professor Jeremy Brownlie congratulated Dr Foley on behalf of the STA membership representing Australia’s 80,000 scientists and technologists. “Cathy is […]


Science & Technology Australia (STA) is Australia’s peak body in science and technology. We represent more than 80,000 scientists and technologists.

STA is an influential voice for evidence and expertise in public policy.

Our mission is to advance the public good and social and community welfare, and strengthen civil society, through education, outreach and programs.

We do so to advance the impact of science and technology to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges, including saving and improving lives.

With headquarters in Canberra, STA has excellent relationships with Parliamentarians, the Office of the Chief Scientist, the scientific academies, heads of Government science agencies, granting bodies, and key industry players.

We bring together scientists, scientific societies, governments, industry and the broader community.


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