The NHMRC move to greater gender equity in its leadership grants program is powerful global leadership to shift the dial on gender equity.
Crucial progress for women in STEM – but much more work to do
The pipeline of women in STEM degrees has grown strongly, however women remain vastly under-represented at the top levels of Australia’s STEM workforce
STA welcomes review to drive science and technology sector diversity
Australia’s leading voice for scientists and technologists welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of a review to drive stronger gains on diversity in the sector and its workforce.
STA appoints new Policy Committee members
Science & Technology Australia welcomes four new members and a special advisor to its STEM Sector Policy Committee. The newly elected members include Professor Adrian Barnett (Statistical Society of Australia), Dr Andrew Black (Stem Cells Australia), Dr Bek Christensen (Ecological Society of Australia), and Dr Kathleen Beyer (ARC Centre for Climate Extremes/Department of Planning, Industry […]
Sparking scientific minds in remote Indigenous schools for NAIDOC Week
To mark NAIDOC Week, Science & Technology Australia has partnered with Corey Tutt on his innovative project Deadly Science, to source books about science and technology for regional and rural schools. In a remote school that lies four hours from Katherine in the Northern Territory, 350 students had access to just 15 books from their […]
Annual survey of scientists and technologists now open
Each year STA and Professionals Australia seek responses from scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians to gauge the health of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector, from the perspective of those who work in it. With the launch of this year’s annual employment survey, we are looking to collect important information on the conditions, fairness, equity and […]