26 March 2001
The Academy has been busy preparing the program and speakers for the first Science at the Shine Dome (from 2 to 4 May in Canberra), which is to become an annual event. The New Fellows Seminar and the symposium, which are open to the public, promise to be informative and inspiring. I hope to see you there (http://www.science.org.au/sats/).
Brian D O Anderson
The Academy has elected 16 new members from Australia's best scientists and technologists. More information is available at http://www.science.org.au/media/newfel2001.htm
PM TO REOPEN SHINE DOME
I would like to invite Fellows and their guests to attend the official reopening of the Shine Dome by the Prime Minister, John Howard, at 8.15am on Friday 4 May 2001. A light breakfast will be available from 7.45am. RSVP, acceptances only, by Friday 27 April to Veronica Smallhorn, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHER AWARDS
The Academy is offering eleven awards in a special early-career researchers program in conjunction with Science at the Shine Dome. The awards include free registration, return airfares to Canberra, accommodation and meals. Applications for the awards close on 4 April. For more information contact Sue Fraser, phone (02) 6247 5777 or mailto:email@example.com.
Suzanne Cory, the Head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, has won the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for 2001. She is the first Australian to be honoured with this award.
The Secretary (Physical Sciences), Bruce McKellar, the Secretary (Biological Sciences), John Young, and I will represent the Academy on the committee to advise the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources on the award of their prizes for 2002.
SCIENCE POLICY SUBMISSIONS
The Secretary (Science Policy), John White, has prepared submissions to the Knowledge Nation Taskforce established by the Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley (http://www.science.org.au/media/knowledge.htm), and to the parliamentary inquiry into Enterprising Australia - planning, preparing and profiting from trade and investment (http://www.science.org.au/media/enterprise.htm).
MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS
We are expanding the Video Histories of Australian Scientists project to cover all Fellows and two former Executive Secretaries of the Academy. The Academy is seeking sponsors to support the project including Fellows’ former employers and other organisations with which they have been associated. Transcripts of existing interviews are available at http://www.science.org.au/scientists
2-4 May: Science at the Shine Dome (http://www.science.org.au/sats)
30-31 May: FEAST (Forum on European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation). Information is available from mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
September: Asian Post-Doctoral Awards Committee
October: Asia Collaboration Support Committee
November: Europe Collaboration Support Committee
December: North America Collaboration Support Committee
President, Professor Brian Anderson
phone (02) 6125 8667, fax (02) 6125 8688, mailto:email@example.com
Secretary (Physical Sciences), Professor Bruce McKellar
phone (03) 9344 5122, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary (Biological Sciences), Professor John Young
phone (02) 9351 4600, mailto:email@example.com
Secretary (Science Policy), Professor John White
phone (02) 6125 3578, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Secretary, Professor Kurt Lambeck
phone (02) 6125 5161, mailto:email@example.com
Treasurer, Professor Athel Beckwith
phone (02) 6125 3234, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org