The Science & Technology Australia STEM Ambassador Program connects STEM professionals with their local MP to help bridge the gap between science and government in Australia.
Applications for the program are currently closed.
They will open again in mid-2022.
David Smith | Bean
Madeleine King | Brand
Richard Marles | Corio
Sharon Bird | Cunningham
Bert van Manen | Forde
Brendan O’Connor | Gorton
Melissa McIntosh | Lindsay
Milton Dick | Oxley
Luke Howarth | Petrie
Dave Sharma | Wentworth
2021 PARTICIPATING SENATORS
Senator Hollie Hughes | New South Wales
Senator Perin Davey | New South Wales
Senator Rex Patrick | South Australia
Senator Janet Rice | Victoria
Senator David Van | Victoria
Senator Rachel Siewert | Western Australia
Senator Slade Brockman | Western Australia
Science & Technology Australia STEM Ambassadors represent electorates across Australia and have been matched with their local MPs from the political spectrum who have expressed a desire to build stronger scientific networks.
The program encourages the involvement of science in Australian politics and aims to put science and evidence-based policy on the national agenda.
Each Ambassador will meet regularly with their local MP to build associations between Parliament and the broader STEM sector. It enables federal politicians to gain a deeper understanding of the potential impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Australia.
STA advocates for evidence-based, science-informed policy. The STEM Ambassador Program helps to connect our national decision-makers with scientific experts who can give them direct access to research, data and evidence.
STA supports and empowers STEM professionals to become effective advocates for their sector, to make positive change, and to use their work to help build better policy and shape Australia’s future.
Our 24 STEM Ambassadors come from a wide range of science, technology, and engineering mathematics professions, representing a range of sectors.