An article in the latest edition of the Academy’s journal, Historical Records of Australian Science, caught the attention of media due to its unusual author–subject relationship. Find out what else is covered in this edition.
Current Practice and Issues for Improvement in STEM Education up to K12 in Asia and the Pacific, a book published by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), has contributions from 10 countries including Australia and aims to be a resource for STEM education in Asia and the Pacific region.
The Academy’s National Committee for Space and Radio Science has been working towards the next strategic plan for the sector, Australia’s Future in Space, with a focus on recommendations for the strategic direction of the space science community and government support.
In early February, the committee hosted a public consultation where the community provided feedback and queries on the draft summary document. The committee is reviewing and updating the plan in line with the feedback with the aim of releasing the full draft for public review by late March.
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The Academy will deliver a dynamic new format in 2021 to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions while engaging new audiences online. Partnership opportunities are now available.
The EMCR Forum and the NHMRC are co-hosting an online information session on the key changes to the Investigator Grants 2021 guidelines for early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs).
Stewardship of Country presented by the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Victoria and supported by the Academy is a series of webinars aiming to generate discussion of landscape and environmental stewardship bridging Indigenous, scientific, economic and social perspectives with supporting ideas for practical action and public good.
From enhanced nutrition to pesticide resistance, GM has the potential to transform agriculture. As the world’s population balloons and the impacts of climate change become keenly felt by farmers, we will need tools that help us nourish more people more efficiently. Will GM be one of them?
The Honorary editor of the Academy newsletter is Professor Yuri Estrin FAA
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