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Aus geneticist elected to National Academy of Sciences

09 May, 2019

The 2017 winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, Professor Jenny Graves AO, has been elected to the coveted National Academy of Sciences in the US.


Govt funding, 10-year plan to improve gender equity in STEM

05 April, 2019

The Australian Government has announced $3.4m to improve STEM equity in Australia and boost the participation of girls and women in STEM careers.


Don Whitley Scientific founder dies age 89

06 March, 2019

The directors of Don Whitley Scientific are sad to announce that the company's founder and chairman, Dr Don Whitley, has died at age 89 after a short illness.


AusCann appoints global pharma executive as new CEO

01 March, 2019

The board of medicinal cannabis company AusCann has announced the appointment of Ido Kanyon as Chief Executive Officer, commencing 22 May.


Meet Australia's oldest PhD graduate

08 February, 2019

For Australia's oldest PhD graduate, Dr David Bottomley, learning is a lifelong journey.


Astrophysicist and Women in STEM Ambassador joins UNSW

21 January, 2019

Australia's first ambassador for Women in STEM, astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, is joining UNSW as Professor of Practice in Science Communication.


Experts appointed to National Science and Technology Advisory Council

20 December, 2018

Six of Australia's most prominent scientists, including a Nobel Prize winner, have been appointed as board members of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council.


WILD Program identifies future female leaders in STEM

22 November, 2018

The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Program is designed to increase female participation at an executive and board level.


37 new Fellows for Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

08 November, 2018

The Fellows were elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia.


Nine new members join STA board

24 October, 2018

Science & Technology Australia has elected nine new members to its board.


Alan Finkel gets an extra two years as Chief Scientist

06 September, 2018

The Australian Government has extended Dr Alan Finkel's term as Australia's Chief Scientist for a further two years to the end of 2020.


Academy welcomes Karen Andrews as new Science Minister

28 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Karen Andrews has been appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, making her the first female federal Cabinet Minister from the Gold Coast.


The search is underway for the next Superstars of STEM

20 August, 2018

Nominations are now open for the Superstars of STEM program, which supports and trains women in STEM to share their passion with the Australian community.


World-renowned physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

15 August, 2018

Dr Cathy Foley will start her new role at the end of September, and said her priority will be promoting science, STEM and women in science.


Robotics expert selected as NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

31 May, 2018

The NSW Government has announced the appointment of world-renowned robotics expert Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte as the next NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.


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