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.…

Right mix of skills critical for Australia’s STEM graduates

Professional Scientists Australia warns it is critical that highly-qualified Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths graduates have the right mix of technical and non-technical skills as they enter the workforce. This follows the release of a Grattan Institute report yesterday revealing many of Australia’s science graduates face challenges securing permanent employment. Professional Scientists Australia CEO Chris Walton expressed…

National Research Infrastructure Capability – Issues Paper

CONSULTATIONS OPEN FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2016 Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, today opened consultations on Australia’s future research infrastructure priorities with the release of the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper. The Issues Paper identifies key areas of research infrastructure capability needed to keep Australian researchers at the forefront…

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.