Improving recognition for Environmental Professionals

The Network of Environmental Professionals South Australia (NEPSA) met last week to introduce itself to professionals in environmental fields and explain its goals. APESMA supports and will be involved in helping NEPSA's mission. The evening saw environmental professionals from multiple departments around South Australia come together to meet and discuss how NEPSA will work to…

100 Years Ago – A Map Of The Stars

One hundred years ago, for the first time, astronomers Ejnar Hertzprung and Henry Russell charted the magnitude and temperatures of stars. The Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, as it became known, allowed future astronomers to accurately calculate the age and evolution of star formation, and led to the discovery of Red Giants and and many other stellar phenomena.…

Not So FASTS

Peak body the Federation of Scientific And Technological Societies (FASTS) has changed its name after 26 years. The newly named Science and Technology Australia (STA) which represents 68,000 scientists and technologists launched its new name last week saying the name was chosen following feedback from scientists and stakeholders. The organisation was formed in 1985 with…

Defence Members vote in Protected Action Ballot

APESMA members in Defence begin voting in a protected action ballot supporting a fair DECA (Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement) that addresses professional issues. APESMA supports a yes vote The ballot closes on 22 June 2011 and members should submit votes by 20 June to ensure that their ballots are counted. It's crucial that members vote…

Crunch Time to Save Australian Synchrotron

Scientists and engineers at Australian Synchrotron call on Ministers Asher and Carr to agree the future of the facility during discussions this month or risk losing employees overseas. CEO of APESMA, Chris Walton, said Australian Synchrotron scientists and engineers were so sick having their livelihoods treated like a political game some were already seeking employment…

How is the skills crisis affecting your organisation?

APESMA’s Project Wise aims to avoid the cost waste and make sure community infrastructure is build wisely and professionally despite the worsening skills crisis. Have your say. We are trying to address the skills shortage through greater industry training of professionals through mechanisms such as cadetships, and producing other strong mentoring and work-integrated learning practices…