Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 122

Message from the Chief Executive

With a federal election next year, the Academy has made recommendations designed to lay the foundations of a strong and sustainable science system in Australia. 

Earning Our Future—Science priorities for the federal election

To thrive in an increasingly uncertain world, the future economy and workforce will be underpinned by science of the highest quality and intensity.

Meningococcal disease spike prompts vaccination call

The Academy has released a new video campaign to educate consumers and medical professionals about the disease.

Academy responds to Minister Tehan’s regional higher education funding announcement

Australia cannot afford to let our intellectual edge slip as we prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade.

Academy wins national award for science communication

The Public Relations Institute of Australia’s Golden Target Award recognises the public’s appetite for trusted and credible scientific information.

Academy hosts conference to examine the latest science on the impacts of feral horses

Research presented covered water catchments, native animals and native flora in Kosciuszko National Park, the Victorian Alpine National Park and Namadgi National Park.

Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future

This new strategic plan supports Australian geography to solve issues and threats affecting the wellbeing of people and places.

Academy maintains key science role in Asia

Professor Cheryl Praeger has been elected for a second three-year term to the Executive Board of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia.

Researchers represent Australia at Falling Walls Lab in Berlin

Samantha Wade and Hayley Teasdale represented Australia at the international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers.

Development of Women in STEM Decadal Plan supported by extensive public feedback

Theo Murphy Initiative delivers opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers

Awards and grants support excellence in science

  • 2019 Selby Fellowship awarded
  • Young researchers win support from Academy
  • Academy funding for research projects and conferences

Academy launches website to promote the Shine Dome as a venue

Coming events

  • The Science of Sport: Women on and off the field
  • When Life Ends (Canberra)
  • The Anatomy of Artificial Intelligence (Canberra)

Opportunities for scientists

  • Regional Collaborations Programme
  • Science Policy Fellowship Program
  • Dan David Foundation Award
  • Gruber Prizes

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Obituaries for Professor Ross Day and Professor Ian McDougall
  • Survey on the evolution of scientific publishing—IUMRS

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