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The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out has extended to children: parents and caregivers now have the opportunity to protect their children aged 5–11 years with a COVID-19 vaccine designed for kids. We’ve collated information from trusted sources to help you make an informed decision.
When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, staying up-to-date with your vaccination is an effective way to provide an extra layer of longer lasting protection from the worst effects of COVID-19. These can come in the form of boosters.
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Delayed from 2020, Academy President-Elect Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE will give his Lloyd Rees Lecture, ‘Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications’, at the Shine Dome in Canberra. Guests who can join us in person are invited to stay for morning tea after the lecture. The lecture will also be livestreamed for those wishing to view from elsewhere.
11–12 April, for EMCRs
Many frameworks and definitions of research impact have been put forward in international science policy debates but navigating these can be challenging. We lack a shared understanding of what public good means, and of how research excellence and impact might be connected. Early- and mid-career researchers have had few opportunities to date to collectively shape the impact agenda in Australia.
The ‘Science for the public good’ workshop invites EMCRs from all disciplines to explore how concepts of ‘science for the public good’ and ‘impact’ can inform and influence STEM research, policy and communication.
What do prawns and pipes have in common? How could one inspire the other? To find out and for an intriguing look at prawns and pipes, join us at the second event in Surprising Science: borrowed ideas leading to unimagined consequences.
This event will launch a discussion paper, ‘Getting ahead of the game: Athlete data in professional sport’, which reveals that Australian professional sports are collecting more personal information about athletes than they can meaningfully deal with. What are the stakes of exponential and unregulated growth in human monitoring for the workplace of professional sport, and beyond? What are the challenges, the opportunities and the imperatives to act?
Experts in professional sport, sport science, artificial intelligence, law and governance will discuss the issues raised in the paper, with renowned sports broadcaster Tracey Holmes chairing the panel.
The Honorary editor of the Academy newsletter is Professor Yuri Estrin FAA
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