Dr Simon Mutch joins inaugural STEM Ambassador Program

Science and Technology Australia (STA) has announced its 10 inaugural STEM Ambassadors, who will who will work to build deeper understanding by federal parliamentarians of the impact of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia.

Dr Simon Mutch, an astronomer from the School of Physics who studies the formation and evolution of galaxies, joins a group of professionals from a range of disciplines and sectors for the 12 month program.

CEO of STA, Kylie Walker, said these women and men from 10 different federal electorates had been matched with passionate parliamentarians who expressed a desire to form stronger connections with STEM.

“Each Ambassador will meet regularly with their local Member of Parliament, to connect these decision-makers with the science and technology happening in their own back yards and celebrate the success of STEM in their local communities as well as in the broader Australian economy.”