Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 142

Australian Academy of Science Newsletter August 2020 Number 141

Message from the Chief Executive

The Academy broke new ground with the virtual Falling Walls Lab Australia, and is providing expert advice in relation to bushfires and data in professional sports.

Long-term health impacts of bushfires still unknown

Knowledge gaps on the adverse effects of bushfire on people’s physical and mental health need to be addressed.

Academy teams with Little Scientists to campaign for Australian STEM education

STEM is for everybody—this is the message that prominent Australians are championing in a campaign to promote science education.

Experts call for a national conversation on the use of data in Australian professional sport

Australia should set data governance standards to anticipate and respond to the acceleration of data capture, aggregation and analytics in professional sport.

Strong collaboration between scientists and manufacturing industry key to our economic recovery

A new focus on science and R&D in the government’s manufacturing strategy has been welcomed by Australia’s leading science body.

Three winning ideas for Australia as Falling Walls Lab goes digital

Environmental geochemist Dr Jessica Hamilton from ANSTO is the winner of the fifth Falling Walls Lab Australia event, this year hosted online.

scienceXart: spot the maths judging panel announced

The judges of the scienceXart: spot the maths photographic competition include a diverse mix of experts from maths, education and the arts sector.

A new direction for Science in Australia Gender Equity

SAGE is in the process of an exciting transition from a pilot program to a newly independent not-for-profit public company, SAGE Ltd, with the Board of Directors announced on 30 September.

Travel grant awards announced for three early-career geoscientists

Three geoscientists are the recipients of the 2019 round of the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme.

Science policy update

  • Call for input | Data in Professional Sport questionnaire and white paper submission
  • Bushfire expert brief on human health
  • Submissions and government engagement

National Committees update

  • Decadal plans for science: order printed copies
  • Seeking photos for the space science strategic plan, ‘Australia’s Future in Space’
  • Astronomy mid-term review leads to Nature Astronomy series of papers

Opportunities for scientists

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowships
  • Danone International Prize for Alimentation
  • Dan David Award

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Obituaries for Professor Joe Connell and Professor Sir Vaughan Jones

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Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA


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