For National Science Week (August 13-21), the federal government has pledged to help close the gender gap and inspire the next generation to join the highly skilled STEM field.
“Australia is home to some of the best and brightest scientists and researchers – and it’s an incredible talent pool that we want to grow,” said Ed Husick, Minister of Industry and Science.
“The government is determined to address the gender gap in our science and research fields, to make sure girls and women can see a place in that STEM talent pool and then take a deep breath and dive in.”
National Science Week is an important part of the government’s approach to science and inspires Australians to pursue careers in STEM.
“Science and the scientific community will play an important role in guiding evidence-based policy for the Albanian government,” Husik said.
National Science Week includes over 1,000 talks and activities around Australia by universities, schools, research institutes, libraries, museums and science centres.
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 heard from three outstanding First Nations scientists and I acknowledge the unique perspective and knowledge that Indigenous STEM experts bring to Australian science,” said Husik.
“The government is committed to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to learn, work and succeed in STEM, especially here in Australia, and I look forward to finding out what we can do with Jobs and Skills next month.” How can we achieve this commitment in the summit.
Additionally, Husik said the government is committed to developing the research sector through opportunities presented by initiatives such as the Critical Technology Fund, which includes $1 billion toward the development and commercialization of technologies such as quantum.
“This is in addition to the $4 million we are providing for up to 20 PhDs in quantum research and to support universities to establish national research and education partnerships between universities,” Husik said.
“An initiative like this will help achieve our vision of a ‘brain region’ for Australia, encourage talented STEM researchers to live here or return from overseas, and power the country’s high-tech industries.” Fuel will be provided.”
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