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 […]
“Scientists can be politically active without politicising their science,” Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science Lively debate, panel discussions, news ideas, epiphanies and an immersion in the world of politics – and all that in just 12 hours. The first day of Science meets Parliament has drawn to a close and delegates have […]
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will burst onto the political agenda this week with the annual Science meets Parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday (21 and 22 March). On Tuesday, more than 200 senior and up-and-coming leaders in the STEM sector will be in Canberra to hear from experts on the intersection between science and […]
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 […]