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A photo montage of the 2022 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Glenda Halliday

Professor Glenda Halliday is the 2022 NSW Scientist of the Year

The internationally acclaimed neuroscientist received the award at the Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, held at Government House Sydney on Wednesday 2 November 2022.


2023 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering Nominations Now Open

The NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering reward leading researchers and educators for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales. Nominations close 17:00 AEST Wednesday 21 June.


Independent Reports

Independent inquiry into Menindee Fish Deaths

The Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer will conduct an independent review into the March 2023 Menindee fish deaths.

A map showing the interconnected Menindee Lakes system.


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Ros Harvey presents 'Is Agriculture Ready for Artificial Intelligence?' at Parliament of NSW.

Ros Harvey, CEO, The Yield


Next Generation Scientists and Coders to Benefit from Bushfire STEM in Schools Program

Two new bushfire-focused courses will reach a broad range of NSW students and teachers.

School children in front of a fire engine with an RFS representative addressing them.


$6 Million for Researchers and Startups to Make their Mark in Biotech Infrastructure

New fund to accelerate the scale up and investment in biomanufacturing.

Close up of a microscope

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.