Meet Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM

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 […]


Media Release: STA announces new President-elect and Executive

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 […]

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Media Release: STA warmly welcomes Dr Cathy Foley as Chief Scientist

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 […]


Strong skills and diversity among new STA Board directors

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 […]

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Scientists at risk; we need to celebrate their work more

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 […]


Media release: A rapid review key to avert setbacks for STEM

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 […]


Research revival a step towards STEM-smart recovery

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 […]