Chief Scientist & Engineer

$1.3 million Ag Robotics STEM Program launched

Ten regional high schools will participate in a new program which is teaching students how to code and operate Farmhand robots. Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair launched the program at Orange's Canobolas Rural Technology High School. 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

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is now on Twitter

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

Next Science & Research Breakfast Seminar: 28 November

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular breakfast seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest. On 28 November, Dr Pasi Sahlberg from the Gonski Institute for Education presents Finnish Lessons: Increasing Equity and Opportunity in Australia's Education System Through Research. Book your tickets here »

To view previous Seminars click here »

2019 Conference Sponsorship Program Now Closed

The application window has now closed for grants to support research conferences held in NSW between January and December 2019. Applications for the 2020 Program will open in October 2019. Information about the program may be found here »

Latest news

Newcastle Researcher Named NSW Scientist of the Year

Distinguished neurogastroenterologist Laureate Professor Nick Talley AC from the University of Newcastle has been named NSW Scientist of the Year. Full Story »

Robots Put to Work in Rural Schools

Regional NSW students are learning how to program and operate Digital Farmhand Robots in a new program aimed at closing the digital divide between the city and the bush. Full Story »

Coding Challenge Gives Students a Head Start

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has launched a new program which will set NSW high school students up for the jobs of future by giving them hands-on experience in the basics of computer programming. Full Story »

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