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 »

Top ecologist named Scientist of Year

NSW Governor His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) presented the 2014 Scientist of the Year award to Macquarie University's Professor Mark Westoby during a ceremony at Government House. Find out more »

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 Science and Engineering Awards

The NSW Science and Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by the State's research leaders. Connect through their facebook page. 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

It's National ICT Careers Week

The Week comprises many activities and events to encourage young people to study after their schooling, and consider a career in the exciting field. Full Story »

A smorgasbord of science at inaugural Sydney Science Festival

SSF 2015 The line-up for the inaugural festival in 2015 is astronomical! Full Story »

Sax Institute launches inaugural Research Action Awards

The Awards recognise research that has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery. Full Story »

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