Lisa Harvey-Smith has joined UNSW Sydney as Professor of Practice in Science Communication and the Australian government's Women in STEM Ambassador.
World-leading marine ecologist Professor Emma Johnston has won this year's Royal Society of NSW Clarke Medal. It is the second consecutive year the prize has been awarded to a UNSW Science researcher.
In spite of some recent positive actions, Australia still lacks a comprehensive and long-term plan for the STEM sector.
Scientists have been researching the source of water on earth for a long time - and believe it came from a combination of two places.
To give the best chance for science to have an impact, we need to present our arguments to the public in the most convincing ways we have available. Applied psychology can help.
While some things glow all the time, glow-in-the-dark paint must be ‘told to glow’ - just like a phone needs to be charged or it won’t work.
UNSW has a record 12 finalists in the running at this year's Eureka Prizes, Australia's most high-profile science awards.
Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.
The new minister for science Arthur Sinodinos has some challenges ahead, but there is an opportunity to build on the foundations laid by his predcessors, writes Les Field.
New Dean of Science Emma Johnston is excited by the unprecedented opportunities that lie ahead for the faculty she dubs a “living treasure”.