New vision for Science &
Science and Technology Australia
Science & Technology Australia (STA) have published a new
strategic plan for the next five years, working with their
member organisations—including AMOS—to set a path
towards a stronger, supported and influential science and
technology sector in Australia.
Best known for running Science meets Parliament and
Science meets Business each year—and more recently for the
launch of the Superstars of STEM program to support female
scientists and technologists—the peak body represents more
than 68,000 STEM professionals around Australia.
Through its affiliation with STA, AMOS members have access
to a variety of great benefits and discounts designed to aid in
this work – including access to exclusive events, training and
STA’s new Strategic Plan (opposite) outlines seven strategic
outcomes, which will bring together scientists and
technologists, governments, industry and the broader
community to advance the role, reputation and impact of
science and technology in Australia.
STA will do this by serving as a leading voice of science and
technology, providing insightful contributions to public
conversations around issues relevant to STEM and by serving
as the go-to organisation for advice and information to inform
decision making in science and technology.
Through events like Science meets Parliament and the
Parliamentary Friends of Science, STA will continue to be
an effective political influencer, providing evidence-based
contributions to policy and thoughtful, representative
feedback and submissions.
STA will also be the key connector for science, politics, industry
and the media – providing opportunities for our members to
expand their networks and their influence, with an emphasis
on fostering collaboration and cooperation.
We will work to champion diversity in the science and
technology workforce – supporting STEM professionals to
be the best they can be, regardless of their ethnicity, gender,
sexuality, culture or beliefs.
Through our expansive reach and growing network, STA will
be a valued amplifier of STEM professional organisations,
helping to enhance the way our members connect with one
another, with other like-minded organisations in the sector,
with decision-makers, and with the public.
Through growing inter-sector networks and partnerships,
workshops and discounted programs, it will be STA’s priority
to engage, empower and mobilise all STEM professionals for
the benefit of Australian science, technology, engineering
Finally, our work will link Australian science and technology
nationally and internationally in order to expand the influence
and impact of our researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs
and business people.
To find out more about the opportunities available to you
through Science & Technology Australia, visit the STA website
(STA.ORG.AU) or email [email protected]
Registrations for Science meets Parliament are now open,
and you could join hundreds of scientists and technologists
in Canberra on 13–14 February to meet with Parliamentarians
and advocate for the atmospheric and oceanic sciences.
Previous delegates have described the event as a beneficial
professional development opportunity, a great networking
event, and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to influence