A constellation of leaders including CEOs, Chief Scientists, and a Cabinet Minister have signed up to mentor the Superstars of STEM.
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STA is delighted to welcome new members to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and our Policy Committee.
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Australia should make a bold play to become a global STEM superpower with an escalation of our investment in wealth-generating R&D.
Check out Science & Technology Australia’s breakdown of the 2021-22 Federal Budget and see what is in store for the science & technology sector.
New Budget investments in Australia’s next-generation technology workforce have an eye firmly on the future.
STA has announced 17 new STEM Ambassadors who will meet regularly with their local federal MPs and Senators to deepen connections between policymakers and the STEM sector.
How Australia can and must do more to commercialise world-leading research more consistently and at a far greater scale.
Australia must apply the same expert science-led approach to climate change as it has to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s peak body for science and technology has urged.
Are you a STEM professional passionate about our sector, and keen to make a difference? Then we need you! Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for the STA Board General Cluster Representative position. To nominate you must be a member of an ordinary member (non-affiliate) in any cluster and a member of or employed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For the official launch of National Science Week 2020, leading STEM experts who have contributed to Australia’s Covid-19 successes will reveal how expertise helped Australia to navigate the chaotic first months of the pandemic. National Science Week will forge ahead with a calendar of over 1,000 events nationally despite the continuing challenges of Covid-19. Science […]
Results of a nationwide survey of over 1,000 professional scientists and researchers shows COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the science workforce in Australia. In a first snapshot of the impact of the pandemic on scientists’ jobs and wages, a survey by Professional Scientists Australia and Science & Technology Australia found despite the frontline […]
Science & Technology Australia has today welcomed eminent stem cell researcher Megan Munsie to its influential STEM Sector Policy Committee. Professor Megan Munsie (representing Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research) will join returning members Dr Kathy Nicholson (the Australian Institute of Machine Learning) and Dr Pallave Dasari (Women in STEMM). Professor Munsie is also the Deputy […]
A nationwide search begins today for the next 60 Superstars of STEM – brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as media stars. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will today launch the next round of applications for Science & Technology Australia’s game-changing Superstars of […]
Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made gains in Australia’s STEM workforce in the decade to 2016, but further major efforts are needed to achieve equality. The 2020 Australia’s STEM Workforce Report reveals some progress in pursuing greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering and maths workforce, but confirms there is much more to […]