Superstars of STEM

Superstars of STEM: Achieving our mission to shift stereotypes

In the next few decades, we expect around 60% of new jobs created will require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As global challenges grow in scale and complexity, it’s becoming increasingly urgent to nurture a strong, capable and creative STEM workforce that brings diverse perspectives to problem-solving, knowledge building and solution-seeking. But […]

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STA submission: Women in STEM Decadal Plan

STA appreciates the opportunity to provide input to inform the development of a long-term plan to support gender equity in STEM, which is a key priority for our organisation and for our sector. We hope that this decadal plan will provide the opportunity to make swift and meaningful progress towards gender equity, by building on […]

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Searching for the next Superstars of STEM

Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash and Assistant Minister for Science Zed Seselja this morning launched a nation-wide search for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the passion, talent and drive to become superstars. The pair joined Science & Technology Australia (STA) and a group of extraordinary women in STEM at […]

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Superstars of STEM rocket through pilot year

The first 30 Superstars of STEM have graduated, following a year of training, support, and opportunities to speak with the media, decision makers, mentors, students and teachers across Australia. Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, said the world-first program has set some impressive milestones in its first year, and is already starting to […]

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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, […]