COVID-19 vaccine pioneer awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and excellence in science teaching.

Profile: Helen Tower, manufacturing vaccines

Tower’s background in pharmacology and immunology landed her a place in the CSL Graduate Program, based at Seqirus, CSL’s vaccine-manufacturing business.

COVID-19 exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce

New report: COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce across the Asia Pacific

Multiversity investment to deliver skills and research dividend for NSW

NUW Alliance recently launched its Multiversity program of specialist technology courses, designed and delivered with TAFE NSW and industry, to drive job creation and upskilling at Bradfield in western Sydney.

Celebrating innovation and excellence

Each year the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) recognises outstanding senior and emerging innovators with national awards.

Profile: Dr Sean Parsons. Rapid Testing for COVID-19

Ellume’s Cinderella story of business success had its beginnings in university science.

Profile: Dr Afsaneh Khansari. Developing seaweed-based materials

Dr Afsaneh Khansari is a synthetic chemist working at the forefront of molecular engineering, developing new seaweed-based biomaterials.

Women in AI and Data Science awards

Innovative women in AI (artificial intelligence) and data science from Australia and New Zealand are being recognised at the first ever event in Sydney.

Regional research set to get digital boost

The Australian Academy of Science along with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), congratulates the 26 recipients of the Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19 Digital Grants.

Collaboration to grow local smarts in emerging capabilities

Collaboration to support Australia’s growing space, defence and national security capabilities.

New board member for Science and Technology Australia

Refraction Media co-founder and publisher of the Science Meets Business site, Heather Catchpole, has joined the Board of Science and Technology Australia, Australia’s peak body in science and technology representing more than 80,000 scientists and technologists.

Livestream STEM Event

The next generation needs to know this

Algal biotech startups, the future of math, AI in healthcare and preventing hate speech on social media – find out what you need to know about 2021’s future industries.

Meet Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM

Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM – 60 brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as experts in their fields – announced.

Jane O’Dwyer to lead CRC Association

Jane O’Dwyer will become the Chief Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRC Association)

Careers with STEM: Engineering + Resources

In the latest edition of Careers with STEM, published by STEM-specialists communications agency Refraction Media, we explain what engineering is all about and showcase a diverse mix of real-life engineers

Deep insights into virus proteins

As a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Eleanor Campbell is helping researchers unlock the structure of SARS-CoV-2.

Diagnosing with large-scale data

A globe-trotting career has taken Dr Cathy Yuen Yi Lee from Wollongong in New South Wales to the US and Europe.

We can’t let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Expertise doesn’t grow overnight. Australia’s response to COVID-19 has been led by scientists we invested in decades ago. To face the challenges of the future, we need to invest today in the people who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

Early career researcher Jess Moran

Early career researchers make a big impact

From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.

Towards diverse boards: Pathways to directorship

Increased diversity in the boardroom is critical to innovation, says CRC Association CEO Tony Peacock.

The war on waste

Karen Rouse leads a national effort to take valuable water research from university science to industry and end users.

Industry Minister launches 5th anniversary of Careers with STEM

Industry Minister, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the 5th Careers with STEM: Code magazine on 2 November.

Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

Careers with STEM: Code magazine celebrates its fifth birthday alongside a timely Cybersecurity special.

Physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

Australia’s national science agency has appointed Dr Cathy Foley to the position of CSIRO Chief Scientist.