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Leading Australian women in business and science join Superstars of STEM

An impressive group of Australian businesswomen, scientists, and technologists have signed up to become mentors for the Superstars of STEM program. Mentors include the Hon Terri Butler MP; former ABC Catalyst presenter, Dr Jonica Newby;Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia, Professor Tanya Monro; and many more leaders in business, science, technology, […]

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STA CEO named Chair of Australian National Commission for UNESCO

Ms Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, has been named the Chair of the Australian National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Taking up the four-year role from today, Ms Walker will work with the National Commission to advance Australia’s priorities and interests as a UNESCO member state, […]

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Communication support: STA’s Member Benefits Program

The STA Member Benefits Program provides members with access to a range of benefits designed to support science and technology associations, societies and other organisations, including discounts, training and exclusive offers. STA recently appointed Scientell Pty Ltd as a communication partner in the Member Benefits Program. Scientell specialises in planning and implementing communication strategies for scientific, environmental and technical agencies. Their staff are experienced at writing […]

NYSF Teacher Summer School

National Youth Science Forum working to develop teachers’ ability to inspire

Registrations for the NYSF’s National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) are closing soon! This five-day professional development program is a great opportunity for secondary science teachers from across Australia to hone and develop their skills, while meeting passionate other passionate teachers like themselves. Running from 8-12 January next year, two programs will be held concurrently […]

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Cuts to key future-building research infrastructure

A Senate Committee’s recommendation to wind up the Education Investment Fund (EIF) will have tangible negative effects on Australia’s capacity for research. The peak body for science and technology has labeled the move shortsighted and potentially damaging to research at Australian universities. Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia (STA), said current funding for […]

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Decision-making on energy policy must be informed by evidence

The peak body for science and technology in Australia says that an evidence-based approach is imperative following the decision not to pursue the recommendations of Australia’s Chief Scientist to introduce a Clean Energy Target (CET). “The continued focus on meeting our emission reduction commitments is heartening, and we hope that the process of reaching these […]