Professionals Australia has approached Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO and Mr Bill Ferris AC from Science and innovation Australia to ensure that the vital area of strategic workforce development for STEM professionals is included in their 10-15 year Science and Innovation plan.
The review of R&D tax incentives underway, mapping of the nation’s long-term research infrastructure needs, the development of new research metrics to assess non-academic impact and industry engagement.
The 2015 Science meets Parliament was held on 24 and 25 March. Speakers included Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, Business Council of Australia President and Telstra Chair Ms Catherine Livingstone AO and Federal Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane.
As part of the Research Alliance, Professional Scientists Australia has written an open letter to the PM to highlight the damage being caused by the continuing uncertainty over operational funding for NCRIS.
Dr Alan Finkel has released a statement on his commencement as Australia’s Chief Scientist. The statement can be read below, or downloaded as a pdf. Time to back our potential As an engineer you approach the world with a particular mindset. Problems are there to be solved and every challenge is an opportunity. I believe…
MEDIA RELEASE | Monday 25 January 2016 Experienced STEM professionals miss opportunity to pass skills to next generation More than half of science, technology, engineering and math professionals over the age of 45 say their workplace does not provide them opportunity to transfer skills to younger staff, according to a new report by Professionals Australia.…
READ THE REPORT READ COVERAGE IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN’ READ THE COVERAGE IN ‘ABC NEWS’ READ COVERAGE IN ‘THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA’ READ THE COVERAGE IN ‘CHEMISTRY WORLD‘ LISTEN TO COVERAGE ON ‘RADIO NATIONAL’ The latest OECD data show that just over 30 per cent of tertiary qualifications were awarded to women in STEM fields in OECD…
Guardian journalist Melissa Davey highlights the key findings from the 2015 Professionals Australia Women in STEM Survey Report.
John Ross, Higher Education journalist from The Australian reports on the key findings of the Professionals Australia 2015 Women in STEM Professions Survey Report – The Slower Track.
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In July 2015, the then Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP appointed Dr Ian Watt to conduct a review of research policy and funding arrangements.