Australia’s Chief Scientist has a message for our senior high school students finishing their final year of school: "Don’t lose heart. Year 12 is your last year at school and it might feel like the end of something. But actually it’s the beginning of the rest of your life!"
Australia will not solve its great challenges, including the development of new low-emissions technologies, a space industry, defence and quantum technologies, without making use of the full human potential, Dr Foley says.
Dr Foley was very impressed recently to receive a package of portraits of her from year 2 students at Burgmann Anglican School in the ACT. The students had been learning in their science unit about the Earth’s resources as well as researching Australian scientists. This led to an investigation of the role of Australia’s Chief Scientist, including about Dr Foley’s work and early life.
Cathy Foley addressed the National Press Club on Wednesday on her agenda to improving connections between the research sector, industry and government..
Forum of Australian Chief Scientists
The Forum of Australian Chief Scientists (FACS) brings together Australia’s Chief Scientist and Chief Scientists, or relevant representatives, from the Australian states and territories. It provides an avenue to share information about common issues and challenges related to science, technology and innovation that are of national importance.
Science is everywhere, in everything we do, every day.
How do things work? What’s involved? It’s fascinating to break it down and understand how science, and its accompanying topics of technology, engineering and maths support us on a daily basis.
The STARportal is Australia's first national searchable listing of STEM learning activities from around the country, including hundreds of activities you can do online and at home.
Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program
The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Scientist that aims to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce.