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.
Over the course of a whole month Science meets Parliament delivered an innovative and engaging program, all online for the first time ever.
Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, Head of ANSTO Nuclear Operations encourages STEM professionals to embrace the pivot in their careers.
Science & Technology Australia has paid tribute to the powerful legacy of Karen Andrews as outgoing Industry, Science and Technology Minister.
Amgen Australia’s Shannon Sulllivan discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the world to the power of science to transform lives and livelihoods.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO gave the National Press Club Address for Science meets Parliament. Read her speech – Achieving impact from Australian science.
Professor Tanya Monro, Chief Defence Scientist in the Department of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Group, discusses mission-directed research.
Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day and many of our amazing Superstars of STEM are taking part in events to mark the occasion.
Eleven exceptional STEM professionals from across Australia will participate in this year’s Science meets Parliament as winners of our prestigious scholarships.
Every dollar spent on regulatory compliance is a dollar not spent on research, so we should be wary of rising red tape that risks making it harder for universities and industry to collaborate.
Australia should seize the growing momentum to ‘level up’ in research commercialisation and research translation, Science & Technology Australia has said.
How to extend Australia’s renewable energy generation capability, create jobs and deliver better results for businesses and energy consumers.
Australia’s contribution to the global community could include technology that reflects our values of egalitarianism, fairness, open communication and respect for one another’s rights, writes Alex Lynch of Google.
A once-in-a-generation seismic investment in science in the 2021 Budget would be a defining legacy for the Government, securing the science heft needed to face the next challenges after COVID-19.
Joint statement from Science & Technology Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Science Media Centre.
Science & Technology Australia is looking an Events and Membership Manager.
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we asked our Superstars of STEM why they chose a career in STEM, and what they love about it.
We are excited to announce that Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM will give the National Press Club Address on 17 March – as the centrepiece of this year’s Science meets Parliament.
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.
On Australia Day, one of Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM has unveiled a genetic analysis that could help save Australia’s iconic koalas.
Science & Technology Australia is offering eight scholarships to the 21st anniversary Science meets Parliament this year, to be held virtual from 2 March to 1 April 2021.
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 […]
Australia’s peak body for science and technology has today welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors, representing strong diversity and breadth in STEM disciplines. STA announced the following new appointees to its Board: Agricultural and food sciences – Mr Michael Walker, Soil Science Australia Executive Officer Biological sciences – Dr Tatiana Soares da […]
A new report has found almost 1 in 5 scientists surveyed this year have thought about leaving the profession permanently, citing lack of recognition and career advancement opportunities. Taken at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey highlights the need for us to celebrate Australia’s scientists more and affirm how […]
Science & Technology Australia has urged the Australian Government to especially ensure the adequacy of funding for STEM as it reviews its higher education changes in 18 months’ time. This would enable any setbacks for STEM to be identified and rectified swiftly, after the complex changes in the Government’s higher education legislation passed the Senate […]
A billion dollar boost to university research and a half a billion COVID-19 lifeline for the national science agency are a “shot in the arm” for Australia’s job-creating research capability. The nation’s peak body for science and technology also backs the Government’s decision to drop a proposed $2 billion cut to the R&D tax incentive […]
By Misha Schubert, CEO STA We know STEM skills will help us to seize the future. Science, technology, engineering and maths can unlock a new era of Australian job creation, sovereign manufacturing, industrial reinvigoration and economic growth. This insight makes it hard to reconcile a curious contradiction in the higher education legislation before the Senate. […]
As universities across the country announce thousands more job cuts today, the nation’s peak body for science and technology fears we risk the permanent loss of talent from our research system. Science & Technology Australia today renews our call for the Australian Government to extend JobKeeper to university staff to staunch the haemorrhaging of research […]
Science and Technology Australia is looking for a person to join our team in Canberra. Program Assistant – Superstars of STEM (Part time) Our Superstars of STEM program is looking for a motivated and experienced Program Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will be highly organised, demonstrate good judgement, be articulate and a […]
In its submission to a Senate inquiry on the higher education legislation, Science & Technology Australia has proposed key amendments to avert damaging cuts in funding for STEM degrees. In June, the Australian Government announced its Job-Ready Graduates plan. It proposes to make major changes to how university education is funded. The Government has said […]
Closing date for STA Executive nominations have been extended to COB Monday 19 October If you’re passionate about STEM and want to make a positive impact on our sector, we want to hear from you! Science & Technology Australia invites candidates for several positions on our Executive Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for outstanding […]
Joint opening statement by Universities Australia, Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Science to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef. I would like to […]
Building on our longstanding commitment to support women in STEM, Science & Technology Australia has formally signed on to the APEC Women in STEM Principles. And our Chief Executive Officer addressed an APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology & Innovation forum overnight on the impact of COVID-19 on equity, diversity and inclusion. The APEC Women […]
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 our Board. To nominate, you must be a member of an STA ordinary member (non-affiliate). You can find the full list of eligible organisations here. We seek outstanding candidates […]
In its supplementary pre-Budget submission, Science & Technology Australia has outlined a bold vision for a “STEM-smart recovery” for Australia. It proposes a series of clever strategic investments to drive major jobs growth, build on Australia’s existing STEM strengths, and build back stronger out of the COVID-19 pandemic. STA is the peak body for […]