Science & Technology Australia (STA) is Australia’s peak body in science and technology, representing about 70,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines. Their mission is to bring together scientists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology across the nation.
The ESA is a member of STA and nominates a representative to attend events and liaise between the Society and STA.
Through STA, members of the ESA can:
- Connect with policy - through Science meets Parliament, the STEM Ambassadors Program, Science meets Policymakers, and Parliamentary Forums.
- Connect with business - through events like Science meets Business.
- Collaborate - through intiatives like the National Research and Innovation Alliance.
- Be empowered - through events and workshops, including Super STEM Communicator Workshops, and Superstars of STEM designed to propel Australian women of STEM into the spotlight.
- Plus other Member Benefits.
More about Science & Technology Australia
Following a lack of support for science and technology in the 1980s, a group of scientific bodies including the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Australian Computer Society and others came together to form FASTS.
Originally known as the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS), the organisation was established in 1985 to advocate the values and benefits of science to government and industry.
The organisation became Science & Technology Australia in 2011 to better reflect the broader and growing nature of its membership.
With headquarters based in Canberra, STA has established meaningful relationships with parliamentarians, the Office of the Chief Scientist, the scientific academies, heads of government science agencies, granting bodies, and key players in the science and technology industries across Australia.
Visit the Science & Technology Australia website.