Leading University of Newcastle statistician, then-Associate Professor Peter Howley, has been named as one of ten inaugural ambassadors who will help strengthen the understanding and importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a federal level.
Launched by Science and Technology Australia (STA), the new STEM Ambassador program will connect experts with members of parliament over the next 12 months to help inform evidence-based policy creation.
Associate Professor Howley will work closely with the Member for Hunter and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mr Joel Fitzgibbon, to increase STEM knowledge and awareness.
The Australian entry submitted from the SSAI Poster Competition was the winner of the International Competition Senior Division in 2017! For the full story, please visit the IASE website.
On 21 July at the International Statistical Institute's (ISI's) 61st World Statistics Congress, the National Schools Poster Competition was awarded the 2017 International Best Cooperative Project Award.
The International Best Cooperative Project Award, judged by peers and ISI members, is awarded every two years, in recognition of outstanding, innovative, and influential statistical literacy projects that affect a broad segment of the general public and involve the cooperation of different types of institutions (national statistical offices, schools, statistical societies, media etc.).
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