2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The Australian Government honoured Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and teachers through the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science at the prize ceremony on 17 October.

R&D tax investment takes a hit

The Australian Government has released details of its investment in research and development, showing a disappointing drop of almost 8% in total expenditure from $10.4b to $9.6b.

Careers with STEM: Code celebrates fifth birthday

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

Education report urges greater connections between schools and industry

A Mitchell Institute education report reveals Australian schools lack industry connections.

Invest in qualified teachers for STEM education

Science & Technology Australia welcomes the Government’s call to support qualified teachers and improve Australian secondary students’ STEM education.

Blockchain benefits: using cryptocurrencies for social good

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being used to create social change and inspire better futures.

Research doesn’t begin and end in a laboratory

The Lowitja health institution is working towards providing health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Taming toxic pollution

CRC CARE is addressing the significant growing issue of environmental contaminants with innovative and effective real-world solutions.

Digital Health CRC to transform health system

A $200+ million opportunity to transform health delivery: improving health outcomes; reducing waste in the health system; building businesses and jobs.

LEGO® race cars put physics students in pole position

A new teaching approach using LEGO® race cars has transformed learning and reduced early dropout rates in physics at Flinders University.

house of cards background Australian economy

Australia’s economy is a House of Cards

Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, shares his concerns about the Australian economy.

Drones to the rescue: UAV tech saving lives

Drones could soon be saving lives autonomously with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) tech that can deliver aid and lift people to safety.

Quantum gamble awarded best article of the year

INGENUITY magazine topped hundreds of publications to win Best Single Article of the Year at the annual Publish Awards.

Improving alertness in critical environments

Tech company Opturion has partnered with the Alertness CRC to safeguard patients against doctors with fatigue.

Connecting with the community

Developing research excellence in Indigenous affairs requires a commitment to collaborate with communities at every stage of the research.

The gathering storm

Studies of coastlines and cities, conducted in Australia with unparalleled sensitivity, are set to rewrite the world’s climate models and civil engineering guidelines.

Superstars of STEM announced today!

Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science has just announced the group of women chosen to be Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.

Testing zero-energy homes

How do carbon-neutral homes stack up when it comes to liveability and consumer demand?

New defence funding announced

Australian researchers will have unprecedented access to competitive funding in a new multidisciplinary program.

Mental health emergency

Beyondblue is preparing for phase three of a plan to help emergency services personnel tackle life-threatening mental health issues.

Building healthy bones

A lunchbox jelly snack made from seaweed and lobster shell is being designed to help children boost their calcium levels.

How to engage people in science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has aired an alliterative array of attributes to engage audiences with science: attitude, ambassadors, access and ammunition.

Decision-making with science

Listen up: a plan to help scientists get their research heard by decision-makers.

Fourth industrial revolution lifts social good

CEO of Salesforce Rob Acker points out five ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform NGOs.