Leading up to National Science Week (August 13-21), the federal government has committed to bridging the gender gap and inspiring the next generation to join the highly skilled STEM sector.
“Australia is home to some of the brightest and brightest scientists and researchers and has an incredible talent pool that we hope to grow,” said Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science.
“The government is determined to take a deep breath and dive in, addressing the gender gap in our science and research sector, ensuring that girls and women have a place in the STEM talent pool.”
National Science Week is an important part of the government’s approach to science engagement, encouraging Australians to pursue careers in STEM.
“Science and the scientific community play an important role in guiding the Albanian government’s evidence-based policy,” said Husic.
National Science Week features over 1,000 talks and activities from universities, schools, research institutes, libraries, museums and science centers across Australia.
This year, the federal government is supporting 35 National Science Week projects with $500,000 in funding.
“At the launch event of National Science Week, we spoke with three leading Indigenous scientists, acknowledging the unique perspectives and knowledge that Indigenous STEM experts bring to Australian science,” said Husic. said.
“The government, especially here in Australia, is committed to ensuring everyone has an equal chance to learn, work and succeed in STEM, and how we can deliver on that promise at next month’s Jobs and Skills Summit. I am very much looking forward to considering it.”
Additionally, Husic said the government is committed to growing the research sector through opportunities presented by initiatives such as the Vital Technology Fund, which consists of $1 billion towards the development and commercialization of technologies such as quantum. I was.
“This is in addition to the $4 million we are providing to support universities to pursue up to 20 PhDs in quantum research and to establish national research and teaching partnerships between universities. It’s something,” said Husic.
“Initiatives like this will help achieve our vision of Australia’s ‘brain recovery’, encourage talented STEM researchers to stay in Australia or return from abroad, and improve the country’s high-tech It provides the fuel that powers the industry.”
Click to find local projects and events participating in this National Science Week. here.