The STEM Career Pathways report surveyed nearly 3,500 people working in STEM. It was conducted and written by Science & Technology Australia on behalf of the Prime Minister’s National Science and Technology Council.
Science & Technology Australia says goodbye to powerhouse CEO Misha Schubert after four incredible years leading the organisation.
Australia’s science and technology sectors have urged Federal Parliament to pass the Australian Research Council Amendment Bill – and make a key amendment that requires the research funding agency to notify successful applicants within 21 days of grant approval.
A $46.2 million cut to research commercialisation unveiled in today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook undermines confidence – with R&D the investment capital for Australia’s future prosperity.
Science & Technology Australia is thrilled to announce the diverse and brilliant science, technology, engineering and maths leaders elected to our Board.
Science & Technology Australia is deeply grateful to Professor Mark Hutchinson for his remarkable leadership and legacy as President of STA.
The urgent imperative for Australia to train and retain more STEM talent – and bring our STEM talent back from overseas – was tackled by the Parliamentary Friends of Science group at Parliament House.
Legislation to abolish the Ministerial veto on Australian Research Council grants will powerfully depoliticise research funding and deliver stronger transparency and accountability in decision-making.
Visionary ‘connector of commercialisation’ and research rockstar Professor Sharath Sriram has become Science & Technology Australia’s new President – with a bold plan to draw together the disparate parts of Australia’s innovation system to truly “power up Australian prosperity”.
STA warmly welcomed the opening of the Industry Growth Program as “a powerful accelerator for more R&D” in Australia.
After four stellar years as Science & Technology Australia’s CEO, Misha Schubert has announced her resignation in the new year to take up another major CEO opportunity.
At least 70% of the Australian Research Council’s National Competitive Grants Program should be dedicated to discovery research.
Science & Technology Australia will hold its first annual general meeting (AGM) as a company limited by guarantee on 28 November 2023.
The nation’s science and technology sectors will seek federal election commitments from political parties and candidates to powerfully strengthen incentives for business to invest in economy-boosting research and development, and double Australia’s investments in research breakthroughs by universities.
Indigenous leaders urge Australians to listen to Indigenous voices on the work ahead for justice and rights. STA honours this call.
STA honours the call from Indigenous leaders who supported the Yes campaign for A Week of Silence to grieve and reflect.
Guided by our Indigenous members and stakeholders, Science & Technology Australia strongly supports a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum.
How does policy so often end up uninformed by the lived experiences and expertise of the people most affected by it? STA President-elect Professor Sharath Sriram on why he will be voting ‘Yes’ on October 14.
STA President Professor Mark Hutchinson’s speech transcript from the inaugural Hope Oration hosted by the Royal Institution of Australia.
Given their fundamental importance to Australia’s unique knowledge systems and national identity, Indigenous knowledges must be a standalone priority in Australia’s next National Science and Research Priorities.
An all-star line-up of CEOs, senior executives and rising star leaders in industry, business, politics, media and science mentor Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM.
“From a scientific perspective, the voice is a must,” STA President Mark Hutchinson emphasises the importance of the voice for science.
If millions of Australians open our hearts and minds and vote ‘yes’, we will connect all of us – Australians both new and old – to the long story of our country.
In its submission to the Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Draft Recommendations, Science & Technology Australia has urged bold thinking to tackle a lack of diversity in Australia’s workplaces. A new tax incentive to drive diversity in Australia’s largest companies could powerfully shift the dial on equality in the country’s workforce – including its pivotal STEM sector.
As the nation’s peak body representing 115,000 Australian scientists and technologists, Science & Technology Australia now calls our community to action to support an Indigenous Voice!
The Universities Accord panel should recommend setting a bold R&D investment target of 3% of GDP by 2035, and a doubling of ARC, NHMRC and university Research Block Grants funding from 2024 in its final report.
STA enthusiastically welcomes the appointments of science and research leaders to its sector-leading Policy and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
A three-fold return on public investment from ARC-funded research highlights “strong economy-powering returns” for taxpayers from university research – and makes the case to double the ARC grants budget.
“These changes will strengthen Australia’s research system – on which our country’s health, wealth and safety rely – and put in place guardrails to prevent political interference in awarding research grants,” says STA CEO Misha Schubert.
STA has welcomed draft recommendations of the Pathway to Diversity in STEM review panel as “a powerful exhortation to stay the course and double down” on proven diversity-driving initiatives with new long-term investments.
National Science Week 2023 was officially launched by the Minister for Industry & Science Ed Husic MP at an event delivered by Science & Technology Australia for Questacon and the Australian Government.
Nine in ten Australians want more people and businesses to stand up for and defend science – and think scientists are crucial to solving Australia’s biggest future challenges, the latest 3M State of Science Index finds – released to launch National Science Week 2023.
The Universities Accord interim report has disastrously missed an historic moment to recommend a ramp up of Australia’s research investment, consigning Australia to be out-muscled by our economic rivals in the global race to seize new jobs, industries and national income.
A growing number of Parliamentarians seeking regular expert advice on complex science and technology issues has seen Science & Technology Australia appoint a record-breaking 26 new STEM Ambassadors in 2023.
It’s time for Round 2 of the National Industry PhD Program! Applications are open now and close on 4 August 2023. This exciting program will foster new pathways to connect the worlds of academia and industry, opening the door to an array of new career opportunities for PhD candidates.
Science & Technology Australia would like to extend its warm congratulations to all the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours recipients. We take great pride in recognising those who are or have been affiliated directly with STA or one of our member organisations and have been awarded honours for their outstanding services and support to the STEM sector.
Science & Technology Australia is seeking candidates to join our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and our Policy Committee.
Australian legislators must grapple swiftly with the implications of the recent explosion in generative AI tools like ChatGPT – or miss an historic moment to shape these transformative technologies, secure our sovereign capability and leverage huge economic opportunities.
Commitments to deepen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in STEM and elevate the profile of First Nations’ STEM expertise are at the heart of Science & Technology Australia’s new Reconciliation Action Plan launched today.
Are you thriving in your STEM career – or not? If you’ve ever thought about leaving the sector, why was that – and what made you stay? Has your career in STEM been planned – or largely improvised?