Welcome to the ASM

The ASM is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 1959 as a learned society devoted to furthering the science of microbiology. The ASM became an incorporated professional society in 1976. 

Congratulations to the following 2017 award winners:

Teachers Travel Award Andrew Greenhill
Lyn Gilbert Award David Whiley
Clinical Microbiology Travel Award Lea-Ann Kirkham
ASM BioMerieux Identifying Resistance Award John Merlino
David White Excellence in Teaching Award Karena Waller
Frank Fenner Award Catherine Satzke and Hayley Newton 
Jim Pittard Award Si Ming Man and Johanna Kenyon
Distinguished Service Award Chris Burke, Ruth Hall and Charlene Kahler 


Annual Scientific Meeting - Hobart 2017

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Calling all Women Superstars of STEM Eager to Smash Gender Stereotypes 



Dear STA members,

I am very excited to invite your members to apply to become an inaugural participant in Superstars of STEM, our new program launched today to support Australian women of STEM and inspire girls to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  

APPLY NOW - before 23 May

We’ll work with 30 of the nation’s brightest scientists and technologists to create role models for young women and girls, and work towards equal representation in the media of women and men in STEM. 
We'll equip the Superstars with advanced communication skills and provide them with the opportunities to use them - in the media, on the stage, and in speaking with decision-makers.

The program will also connect participants through a mentoring network, to encourage them to learn from women who have crafted a profile for themselves and who already serve as role models. 

To help us promote the opportunity to your members and beyond, you can access a promotional pack by clicking below. You will also find images to assist you in marketing Superstars of STEM through your social media channels and newsletters here

Promotional pack

Any and all assistance in spreading the word would be greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,
Kylie Walker
CEO, Science & Technology Australia