Chief Scientist & Engineer

Supporting Young Scientists Program

If you're a NSW high school student looking to participate in a domestic or overseas STEM-related competition, event or course, our program offers funding to eligible individuals or teams. Sydney Girls High School student Angelina Arora (left), is attending ISEF in Phoenix, Arizona this May. More info »

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

The appointment of world-renowned robotics expert Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte (right) as the new NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer was announced on Monday 28 May 2018, by Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Professor Durrant-Whyte, who was previously Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Ministry of Defence, commenced on 3 September.

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Highlighted Events

2019 Science and Engineering Student Competition Sponsorship Program now open

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is now accepting grant applications from teams of university students attending STEM-related research competitions held domestically and overseas. More information can be found here.

Next Breakfast Seminar: Building the Quantum Economy on 30 April

Don't miss the second NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar for 2019, when Professor Michael Biercuk of The University of Sydney and Q-CTRL presents Building the Quantum Economy. Tickets are available here. If you missed Laureate Professor Nick Talley's seminar, Uncovering the Secrets of Serious Gut Disorders, the video can be viewed here.

The 2019 Seminar calendar can be found here.

Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer now on Twitter

The Office will now issue regular updates on events, grant rounds, science outreach activities and more on Twitter. Follow us here.

Latest news

Bottled Water Review Terms of Reference Updated

The Terms of Reference for the Independent Review of the Impacts of the Bottled Water Industry on Groundwater Resources in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW have been updated. Full Story »

NSW Network to Drive Innovation and Sustainability in Waste and Recycling

The NSW Government is investing $1.5 million to establish a Circular Economy Innovation Network. Full Story »

New Physical Sciences Fund to Fast-Track NSW Tech Innovations

The NSW Government has committed $5 million in funding to a program supporting the development and commercialisation of promising new NSW technologies. Full Story »

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