Science meets Policymakers will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and policymakers from various government departments to examine the intersection between the evidence base and policy development.
If held end-to-end, the meetings organised today would have filled more than 24 hours, as 200 STEM professionals were matched with a Member of Parliament or Senator who shared an interest in their area of expertise today. Their meetings gave them the chance to pitch their work and celebrate the achievements of their sector. Among […]
The two-day gathering of up to 200 scientists in Canberra includes a day of professional development, a gala dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament, a face-to-face meeting with a MP or Senator and much more.
A Northern Territory land management officer and an oceans and atmosphere researcher have won the first scholarships for Indigenous scientists to speak about science with federal MPs and Senators as part of Science meets Parliament. Dr Cass Hunter and Ms Margo Brewin were selected from applicants from around Australia. They will join 200 scientists and […]
Science & Technology Australia has appointed Kylie Walker as its chief executive officer. “I am delighted that Ms Walker has accepted our offer to take over as CEO,” STA president Jim Piper said today. “She was the outstanding candidate in a strong field, and brings an impressive breadth of experience to the position, with more […]
The 16th annual Science meets Parliament took place on 1 and 2 March 2016. It brought 200 working scientists to Canberra for a two-day program of professional development and networking aimed at helping them better communicate their science to the media, policy makers and parliamentarians. Presentations by Leader of Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan […]