Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations have a 1.6 times higher growth rate than non-STEM jobs in Australia. This is according to an analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, which indicates that between November 2013 and November 2018, employment in STEM occupations grew by 16.5 per … Continue reading Rapid growth in technology-driven jobs makes STEM learning a priority
Analysis of labour force data by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related occupations are growing significantly faster than other occupations. Between November 2013 and November 2018, employment in STEM occupations grew by 16.5 per cent, which is 1.6 times higher than the growth rate in … Continue reading STEM jobs are growing faster than other jobs
Australia’s first ambassador for Women in STEM, astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith, is joining UNSW as professor of Practice in Science Communication. UNSW has also been named the host organisation for her Women in STEM Ambassador role. Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astrophysicist with 15 years’ experience conducting and publishing fundamental astrophysics research at universities and research institutes … Continue reading World-renowned astrophysicist joins UNSW
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills contribute to more than a quarter of Australia’s economic activity, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) reports. STEM skills are associated with 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations, innovations, and higher paying jobs. But, AMGC explains the gender distribution of people who hold STEM qualifications is highly … Continue reading Roundtable takes on gender imbalance in STEM
A new partnership with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s (AMSI) APR.Intern program will see NSW’s Defence Innovation Network invest $230,000 to place 30 specialist PhDs in defence over three years. Co-funded under APR.Intern’s National Research Internship Program (NRIP), the internships will match PhDs to NSW defence companies to develop skills and deliver innovative technology. … Continue reading PhD projects to support NSW defence innovation
The federal government will launch a digital educational toolkit to encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Girls in STEM Toolkit will be developed and delivered by Education Services Australia next year, and will reportedly help school-age girls understand the diverse range of STEM careers available … Continue reading New digital platform to encourage female students into STEM
The Australian Academy of Science is beginning to develop a 10-year plan on behalf of the Australian Government to increase the engagement and participation of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The initiative, falling under the 2018-19 Budget promises, was announced jointly by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews and Minister … Continue reading Developing a 10-year plan for women in STEM
In a move to inspire young students to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, Bosch Australia has launched “Learn@Bosch”, a program designed for Year 6 Primary School students. As part of the program, Bosch will provide real-world and inspiring context for learning. Rather than sending employees out to schools, Bosch Australia will invite students to … Continue reading Bosch Australia launches Learn@Bosch
Australian school students will be able to apply for funding to participate in STEM events, following the release of the latest round of the Federal government’s sponsorship grants. The new program offers grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 for school primary and high school students to attend science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) conferences, competitions … Continue reading STEM grants open for school students
Naval Group has partnered with Science Alive!, one of the country’s largest single interactive science exhibitions to inspire, excite and encourage Australians to pursue pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Naval Group will be a platinum sponsor over the next three years and will have a large stand presence at this year’s Science … Continue reading Naval Group partners with Science Alive! to inspire the next generation
As Williamtown ramps up to welcome Australia’s arriving F-35s, Lockheed Martin Australia yesterday joined Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter in Newcastle, New South Wales, to present a range of new opportunities to academia, STEM and community organisations in the Hunter Region. Representatives from Lockheed Martin Australia and RDA Hunter hosted a range of stakeholders, to outline … Continue reading Lockheed Martin, RDA Hunter partner to grow STEM workforce
Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash and Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer, have announced a $4.5 million package announced in the Budget last week to encourage more girls and women to study and undertake STEM careers. According to the news announcement on the government’s website, the new initiatives build on the government’s existing work … Continue reading Government to boost STEM support for women
The Australian government has announced a $6 million investment for industry, academia and government research agencies to contribute to the development of quantum technologies. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne says quantum technologies have tremendous potential to lead to profound benefits in many sectors, including healthcare, communications, and defence. “Quantum technologies could bring game changing advantages … Continue reading $6 million injection into quantum tech research
Students attending Victoria’s 10 Tech Schools will have access to better learning programs thanks to a new partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The strategic partnership will support the delivery of leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Victoria through the Tech Schools initiative. According to a Victorian state … Continue reading Vic tech schools to deliver programs with CSIRO
Speaking at the Western Sydney Business Connection “State of the Region” event held in Parramatta today, Deloitte Western Sydney managing partner, Danny Rezek told the 550 attendees that that while momentum behind Western Sydney projects is strong, the region cannot afford to take its eye off the ball. Mr Rezek said that there is unprecedented momentum behind … Continue reading Deloitte: Knowledge based jobs and skills vital to Western Sydney
“Australia’s performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in the science, reading and mathematics skills of 15 year olds is nothing short of a crisis,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said in response to the release by ACER of the latest report PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results.
There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Australian Industry Group has advised reductions to both government spending and company tax levels in its submission for the May federal budget.
Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year. He is a respected neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was the Chancellor of Monash University from 2008 to 2015 and President of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE). He also established Axon Instruments, a supplier of … Continue reading Australia’s Chief Scientist on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM
Dr Alan Finkel, a neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year.