New grants announced for Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) projects

Superstars of STEM – Empowering female role models

Science & Technology Australia will soon launch a program to propel women of STEM around Australia into the media spotlight. ‘Superstars of STEM’ has won support through the new Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program to work with women at all career stages to create new stereotypes, and new heroes to define them. “This program […]

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STA elects new leadership team

Science & Technology Australia is pleased to announce a new leadership team, including President-elect Professor Emma Johnston. Professor Johnston, who will formally assume the presidency in November 2017, was elected at the STA  AGM in Canberra on Friday 25 November. Professor Johnston is a marine ecologist and incoming Dean of Science at the University of […]

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Pay up, moral down for scientists: National Report

Job uncertainty, overwork and a loss of skills in the workplace are keeping the morale of Australian scientists low despite an average salary increase in the last 12 months, the 2016 National Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration Survey has found. The survey was conducted by Professional Scientists Australia in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia […]

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Collaboration focus welcome in R&D tax review

Science & Technology Australia today welcomed focus on enhancing industry-research collaboration in the review of the R&D tax incentive scheme. The review, chaired by Bill Ferris, Alan Finkel and John Fraser, recommends introducing a collaboration premium of up to 20 per cent for businesses that work with publicly-funded research organisations, and that employ recent PhD graduates in […]

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Science meets Business – Breaking the barrier between science and business

Around 200 leaders from research, the private sector and government gathered in Melbourne in October for Science & Technology Australia’s second annual Science meets Business. Science Technology Australia conference “Science in Business” at the Telstra Conference Centre, Melbourne on 24th October, 2016. PHOTO: MARK GRAHAM Through presentations and lively discussion, the event examined cultural, policy […]