Science Upskill scholarship announced to mark Science Week

Professional Scientists Australia has announced the awarding of the 2016 Science Upskill scholarship to two highly-deserving recipients to coincide with Science Week. The first scholarship has been awarded to Dr Eustathios Petinakis, a Victorian-based Professional Engineer with a PhD in the area of polymer composites who has been a member of Professionals Australia since 2015.…

Eustathios Petinakis and Ellen O’Brien awarded the 2016 Science Upskill scholarship

Professional Scientists Australia has announced the awarding of the 2016 Science Upskill scholarship to two highly-deserving recipients to coincide with Science Week. The first scholarship has been awarded to Dr Eustathios Petinakis, a Victorian-based Professional Engineer with a PhD in the area of polymer composites who has been a member of Professionals Australia since 2015.…

Innovation and Science Australia update

ISA is consulting with science and research, business, education and skills organisations to inform their audit of the performance of the Australian innovation, science and research system. As well as the skills roundtable, further roundtables will be held on investment, capability and infrastructure, and research and collaboration.

2016 election update

The Turnbull government has scraped in for a second term of office. We can now review the Coalition’s election commitments on science, innovation, health and medical research and higher-ed in light of the policy challenges facing the nation and the realities of a narrow majority in the House of Representatives and an uncertain Senate.

Pyne/Carr NPC debate highlights differences in Science and Innovation policies

Minister for Innovation, Science and industry, Christopher Pyne, and Senator Kim Carr, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science, Industry, Research and Higher Education met on 20 June to debate science and innovation policy at the National Press Club. The debate coincided with the release of Labor’s Science and Innovation policy statement on 18 June.