Big week for Australian science

It’s a big week for Australian science and it started Sunday when Minister for Jobs and Innovation Michaelia Cash and Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja visited Questacon to mark United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The ministers met female Superstars of STEM such as leading University of Sydney computing education specialist and Grok Learning founder Dr Nicky Ringland, and field science advocate Dr Kate Grarock, ecologist at the Mulligans Flat Woodlands and Wetlands Trust.

They were also joined by the Australian Museum’s Dr Rebecca Johnson and Dr Kate Umbers from Western Sydney University - as Questacon, Geoscience Australia and the UN itself shared videos celebrating women and girls in science.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday this week the annual Science Meets Parliament event at Parliament House brings scientists to meet politicians and discuss how best to promote science policy in government.

With the importance of science and research squarely at the heart of the government’s economic plan made clear by the release of the National Science Statement at last year’s event, this year’s Science Meets Parliament promises to be as lively and fruitful as ever.

 
 
 
 
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