Every month our President, Professor Hugh Bradlow FTSE, will share his analysis of Australia’s challenges and opportunities in applied science, technology and engineering.
December 2020: 2020 a time for reflection and projection
The end of 2020 is a time for reflection and projection. A year which started with catastrophic bushfires, was dramatically impacted by a pandemic and lockdowns and now sees a return to a strange sort of normality, is not one we are likely to forget.
October 2020: Invest in STEM for a brighter future
It is gratifying that they plan to make significant investments in technology and STEM education, advanced manufacturing, improved healthcare, digital adoption by business and government, infrastructure, cybersecurity and encouraging a STEM-skilled workforce.
September 2020: Why we need a tech-ready workforce
One of the numerous unfortunate by-products of the pandemic is an “infodemic” of conspiracy theories. This is cause for considerable concern, as it undermines scientific expertise at a time when there has never been greater need for trust in authoritative scientific advice.
August 2020: STEM creativity and innovation will see us through challenging times
Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus Architectural School in Berlin, believed that the way to achieve creativity and innovation was to attract talented people and place them in an environment that stimulates and encourages originality.