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How did Science meets Parliament improve funding options for Australia’s junior mining and exploration companies?

Following some key conversations at Science meets Parliament last year (2017), the Managing Director of gemaker, Natalie Chapman, was better able to engage and work with MPs to improve funding access for small Australian mining and exploration companies. Australian company Alkane Resources was seeking Government export investment for the $1b state-significant Dubbo Project which will […]

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STA calls for science to be properly recognised by government

Science & Technology Australia has been calling for science to have the recognition it deserves in the Australian Federal Cabinet, following its demotion to the assistant ministry yesterday. Our President, Professor Emma Johnston, spoke with ABC News Radio about the issue following a piece on ABC News Online:   “Putting that science, that fundamental research, […]

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Government publishes Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

As the Australian economy grows and the budget deficit shrinks, Science & Technology Australia is urging the government to invest more in Australia’s future prosperity through science and technology. Investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provide high returns, and funding work in these sectors would achieve better economic outcomes and aid in a […]

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STA launches new workshop for super STEM communicators

Science & Technology Australia are proud to support the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions in a variety of ways. Our newest offering, a one-day communications workshop, will equip STEM professionals of all backgrounds with the skills and confidence to speak about their science. The importance of communicating and celebrating science is vital, […]

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Indigenous Scholarship: Science meets Parliament 2018

— Please note applications for the 2018 scholarship have now closed — Science & Technology Australia is excited to offer two scholarships to STEM practitioners with an Indigenous background to attend Science meets Parliament in Canberra on 13-14 February next year. This is delivered in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the ARC Centre […]

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New leading voices for science and technology in Australia

Leading marine scientist and broadcaster Professor Emma Johnston has become President of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector’s peak body, Science & Technology Australia (STA). Professor Johnston was confirmed as President at the STA annual general meeting in Sydney today, taking on the role from outgoing President Emeritus Professor Jim Piper AO. A leading […]

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Science meets Business 2017 – Its a wrap

The UTS Business School was buzzing with ideas as hundreds of scientists and business leaders shared their experiences at STA’s annual event, Science meets Business. Catherine Livingstone AO, Chancellor of UTS and Chair of the Commonwealth Bank, kicked off the event with a rousing speech. She shared her vision for Australia on the global stage […]

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The future is bright for the business of Australian science: experts

Australian science and technology is well placed to seize opportunities to commercialise at home and abroad, according to experts gathered in Sydney. Leaders in research and investment are meeting at Science meets Business to discuss the future of Australia’s knowledge economy, including: UTS Chancellor and Commonwealth Bank Chair, Catherine Livingstone; Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Leading STEM minds shine bright in Melbourne

The Superstars of STEM met face-to-face for the first time for a Workshop in Melbourne last week. With interactive sessions led by experts in storytelling and public speaking, the Superstars worked on how to deliver their science in a concise and effective way. The group also swapped experiences, advice and some laughs as they found […]

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Be part of a roadmap for robotic vision in Australia

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has begun the process of forging a Roadmap for robotic vision in Australia. Robotic vision is the application of computer vision to robotics, and enables robotic technologies to add value to industries that require automation in complex physical environments. As part of building this Roadmap, the Centre will be […]

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STA submission: Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

STA convened an expert working group of representatives from our membership to prepare a submission for the Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme. The focus of our submission was to highlight the fast pace of research in gene technology, the need for better public understanding and education around this research, the value in benchmarking against other […]

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Search begins for STEM leaders to join STA Executive Committee

Please note: nominations have closed. Following the successful election of STA’s newest board members, nominations have now opened for the STA Executive Committee. The following positions are open for nomination: • Vice President (two year appointment) • Treasurer (two year appointment) • Early Career Representative (two year appointment) • General Representative (one year appointment) The successful candidates will join our current Executive […]

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New Board members elected to lead science and tech peak body

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has elected three new leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to its Board, to represent scientists and technologists working in a range of disciplines. Our newest Board members are: Professor Rebecca Ritchie, Medical and Cognitive Sciences Representative Professor Rebecca Ritchie is an experimental pharmacologist based at the Baker […]

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Lift-off for our Superstars of STEM

Our 30 Superstars of STEM have begun their journey towards becoming a new generation of role models for Australian girls and young women. They have completed their first workshop on “becoming an online influencer”, which was hosted online over three weeks. Developing skills in social media and connecting with people online, the Superstars have begun […]

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What’s the big idea?

Applications for this opportunity have closed. Have you got a great, interesting or disruptive idea to kick along the commercialisation of research, improve academic-private sector collaboration or catapult Australia’s knowledge economy into the stratosphere? Here’s your chance to tell it to leaders in STEM and business, and set tongues wagging. We want to give you […]

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2017 Professional Scientists Remuneration Survey

The annual scientists remuneration survey is now open, and by taking part you could win an iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tablet. This is the most comprehensive annual survey of scientist remuneration and employment conditions undertaken in Australia, run by Professional Scientists Australia in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia. The information you provide will help benchmark […]

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Science meets Business – registrations now open!

Registrations for Science meets Business are now open, and members of STA and leaders in business and industry are invited to register now. Speakers will include Senator Arthur Sinodinos (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), Catherine Livingston (UTS Vice-Chancellor), Senator Kim Carr (Shadow Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research) and many more leading figures […]

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Worrying estimates predict big cuts to STEM at unis

According to an analysis by Universities Australia, cuts to universities could mean $405 million less for STEM degrees – around 35% of proposed $1.2 billion in cuts nation-wide. The estimated cuts across STEM disciplines over the next four years are predicted as follows: Speaking with the Australian, STA CEO Kylie Walker said there was a host […]

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STA Board nominations now open

Applications have closed – appointments will be announced in October. Science & Technology Australia are seeking nominations for a number of positions on our Board. To nominate, you must be a member of an STA member (non-affiliate) – you can find the full list of eligible organisations here. We particularly welcome nominations from those with […]