Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 141

Australian Academy of Science Newsletter August 2020 Number 141

Message from the President

August is synonymous with National Science Week and the restrictions around COVID-19 didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of participating organisations.

Early- and mid-career researchers fear their careers are at risk due to pandemic

A new survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s EMCRs has found significant effects on their mental health and productivity.

A year of championing the vision for women in STEM

In just one year, 29 Champions have led the way by affirming their commitment to the vision of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

Essay on how water shaped rural women’s experience wins Mike Smith Student Prize

Karen Twigg has won the Mike Smith Student Prize with an essay exploring how water availability shaped women’s experience in rural Australia in the 1950s.

Academy collaborations supporting the school education community

In the rapidly changing environment of COVID-19, the Academy’s education programs are collaborating with other organisations to maximise reach and impact.

Citizen science and leadership training among events to inspire and support EMCRs

Four Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) events are aimed at building the skills of early- and mid-career researchers over the next 12 months.

The intersection of scientific and legal proof draws a big audience

The academies of science and law jointly sponsored a symposium on the reception, quality and evaluation of scientific evidence in Australian courts.

Celebrating stories of science for National Science Week

Three Academy Fellows talk about their passion for science.

Oceans and bushfire events feature in National Science Week

The Academy hosted webinars which explored how science can help us improve the health of our oceans and manage bushfires.

Academy celebrates the value of science with satellite selfie

The Academy created a message that can be seen from space to highlight the important role of scientists.

Science policy update

  • Bushfire expert briefs
  • Submissions and government engagement

National Committees update

  • Can you sport the maths?
  • Interested in news and opportunities for space and radio science?

Historical Records of Australian Science

  • Archaeology, astronomy and botany feature in the latest issue

Opportunities for scientists

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowships
  • Australian Geoscience Council Indigenous Scholarship
  • Abel Prize
  • Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Wolf Prize
  • Canada Gairdner International Awards

Fellows update

  • Awards to Fellows
  • Obituary for Emeritus Professor Richard Stanton

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA


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