Science & Technology Australia (STA) has welcomed the official launch of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Climate Extremes, which is also one of STA’s newest member organisations. Opened by the Hon Craig Laundy MP, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Simon Birmingham, the Centre will be based […]
The human brain is a complex system: the most sophisticated machine that science has ever encountered. For thousands of years, its workings have been locked in obscurity. Today, we are discovering just how much we have still to learn. Some of Australia’s leading experts in brain science and technology shared their work with Australia’s decision […]
The nation’s peak body for science and technology today congratulated the government on a STEM program for pre-schoolers announced over the weekend. This strong show of support for STEM education demonstrates confident leadership and planning for Australia’s future. Science & Technology Australia President, Professor Emma Johnston, said connecting children’s natural curiosity with skills in science […]
The human brain is a complex system: the most sophisticated machine that science has yet encountered. We are only just discovering how much we still have to learn.
This piece was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald in response to comments by the NSW Education Minister. The promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is more than a fad: it is a much-needed movement to encourage a well-rounded education that is essential to Australian students. The focus on STEM, resulting from a […]
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, […]