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Celebrating our STEM leaders this International Women’s Day

At Science & Technology Australia (STA), we are lucky to have some of Australia’s leading women in STEM – researchers, innovators, communicators and advocates – as members of our leadership group. We are excited to celebrate them this International Women’s Day for the contributions they have made to their field, to Australian science and technology, […]

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Deep concerns over Australia’s future if students’ maths and science performance not improved

The national peak body for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has warned that Australia’s future is at risk as performance declines amongst Australian maths and science students. Professor Emma Johnston, President of Science & Technology Australia, says that without a strong foundation for the next generation, Australia will find it harder and more expensive […]

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The largest Science meets Parliament yet

“We are here because we’re passionate about our contribution. This is our opportunity to speak to the people who make the decisions.” – Dr Rebecca Johnston, Superstar of STEM and Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute — Hundreds of scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technologists gathered in the morning light of the beautiful Gandel Hall […]

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Australia’s best scientists come to Canberra to share expertise with Parliament

More than 200 scientists have travelled to Canberra from around the country to meet with Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum. Leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will speak to attendees today, including Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel; CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Larry Marshall; and Deputy Chief Executive at Universities Australia, Catriona Jackson. […]

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Vibrant diversity of science to be shared with Parliament

Three indigenous scientists will meet with Australian Senators and Members of Parliament in Canberra, thanks to a scholarship from Science & Technology Australia. The 2018 scholarship recipient include: Cardiovascular researcher, Ms Amy Searle (VIC, Latji Latji Nation) Water scientist, Mr Bradley Moggridge (ACT, Kamilaroi Nation) Data scientist, Dr Kalinda Griffiths (NT, Yawuru Nation) All 3 […]

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Time to celebrate the achievements of Australian innovators and entrepreneurs

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has partnered with #AUSinnovates to share the success stories of Australian innovation and commercialisation. The project aims to highlight the significant contribution of Australian science and technology to innovative and life-changing inventions and applications for research. The initiative already features Stormseal, a product that helps people stay safely in their […]

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Australia’s 70,000 scientists and technologists welcome visionary Innovation Strategy

National peak body Science & Technology Australia (STA) has applauded the release of the Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation report today. With five national imperatives and 30 recommendations for government, the 2030 Strategy represents an important step towards making Australia a clever country again. STA President Professor Emma Johnston said with science and mathematics results […]

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High-performance computing rebooted

This article was written as part of a two-part series for Cosmos Magazine ahead of Science meets Parliament. The event brings researchers to Canberra to meet with Parliamentarians, and in 2018 highlighted the value of investing in basic research.  A $70 million upgrade to Australia’s most powerful supercomputer will make state of the art high performance […]

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Government sharpens science focus in Cabinet

After calling publically for the Government to give science a seat at the cabinet table following the Ministerial reshuffle late last year, Science & Technology Australia is encouraged by the latest announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. At a press conference to announce a $60 million funding boost for the Great Barrier Reef, the PM […]

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How did SmP improve funding options for Australia’s junior mining & 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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Quantum technologies find a way

This article was written as part of a two-part series for Cosmos Magazine ahead of Science meets Parliament. The event brings researchers to Canberra to meet with Parliamentarians, and in 2018 highlighted the value of investing in basic research.  The establishment of the Australian Research Council Special Research Centre for Quantum Computer Technology in 2000 marked […]

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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, […]