Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 134

Message from the Acting Chief Executive

At the end of 2019, we thank you for your readership and support. 

Academy Fellows recommend books and podcasts to enjoy this summer

We asked our Fellows to provide their top book suggestions for the year—and this time we’ve included a few podcasts in the list too.

Research on Australia’s cities and regions: siloed, lacking vision and underfunded

A new report by Future Earth Australia identifies the issues and lays out a 10-year plan to transform Australia’s cities and regions.

Researcher who uncovered the sex life of marsupials awarded Academy’s most prestigious medal

Professor Marilyn Renfree has been awarded the Academy’s highest honour in the biological sciences—the Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture.

Primary Connections features at international conference on children's STEM education

Two education experts from the Academy have promoted Primary Connections at a conference on children’s STEM education in Berlin.

2272 women and an abundance of opportunity

Australian women in STEM are now more visible than ever with 2272 women joining the STEM Women database in the past five months.

Academy becomes a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The Academy has released a formal response to the Women in STEM Decadal Plan, joining 22 organisations championing change in gender equity.

SAGE launches new podcast—Think Difference

Think Difference will showcase the SAGE Athena SWAN journey, with transformative stories in STEM and learnings from practice.

Science Matters: new publication highlights partnerships and philanthropy at the Academy

From supporting early-career researchers to staging world-class science events, the magazine delves into stories of discovery and inspiration.

Support Interviews with Australian Scientists and make history with us

The Academy is committed to reinvigorating Interviews with Australian Scientists in audio (podcast) format.

Marine researchers receive Max Day Awards

Max Day Awards assist PhD students or early-career researchers with funding toward the costs of travel, courses or research expenses.

Academy’s 2020 event calendar is stacked with goodies—so save the dates!

Don't miss out on the Academy’s exciting range of events, with more to be announced as they're finalised.

Academy supports participation of Indigenous scientists at Science meets Parliament

Researchers gather to strengthen reproducibility in science

Planning for the future with the Academy at GEO Summit 2019

Science policy update

  • Scientific experts meet with Minister for the Environment
  • Academy response to PISA results

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows

Food for Thought: Food waste 11 February 2020, Canberra

Empowering regional research Professional development for EMCRs in regional areas, 12–13 February 2020, Armidale NSW

Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 Australian Academy of Science and SAGE, 20–21 February 2020, Adelaide

Managing wild and weedy Australia across boundaries and disciplines Fenner Conference on the Environment, 17–21 February 2020, Charlotte Pass NSW

Food for Thought: Edible insects 1 April 2020, Adelaide

Food for Thought: GM foods 14 April 2020, Canberra

Science at the Shine Dome The Academy's annual celebration of science, 26–28 May, Canberra


Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA

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