Chief Scientist & Engineer

Final Report Published

Professor Mary O'Kane published the Final Report from her Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in New South Wales in September 2014. It followed a 19-month examination of human health and environmental impacts. More info »

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor O'Kane consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

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Highlighted Events

NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

The Prizes recognise and reward researchers whose cutting-edge work has generated economic, environmental, health, social and technological benefits for NSW. Read more »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National Science Week

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. Read more »

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest, and highlight areas of research strength in NSW. Read more »

Latest news

New Prizes to honour State's best scientists and engineers

The NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering reflect the Government's strong enthusiasm and support for the state's R&D community. Full Story »

Galaxy of events across New South Wales for National Science Week

NSW LOGO Now in its 19th year, the annual celebration of science and technology runs from Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 August 2015. Full Story »

UNSW wins back-to-back RoboCup world championships

The competition involves fully-autonomous robots competing against each other in 5-on-5 soccer. Full Story »

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