Editor's Welcome

Emma Beckett
EMCR Pathways Editor & EMCR Forum Executive Member
@synapse101 @EMCRForum

Hello, it’s my first day! Well, not actually my first day, but this is my first newsletter. I am taking over from Hamish Clarke as the editor of EMCR Pathways. Thanks to Hamish for the many editions that he has edited in the past, and thanks for trusting me with your baby.

Since our last newsletter, we met many of you lovely EMCRs in person at Science Pathways 2018—Diversify Your Thinking. For those who couldn’t be there, and those who could but want to re-live it, Convenor Carly Rosewarne has put together a recap of the event for you, with contributions from Roisin McMahon, Vanessa Wong and Drew Evans. Overall the meeting was a huge success! Congratulations to Carly and the entire organising team on their efforts! We also have a piece on Creating STEM pathways for minorities from Soressa Kitessa, who spoke on the ‘Making Science Inclusive’ panel.

In this issue we hear from Justine Shaw who, as well as being a current EMCR Forum Executive Member, is part of the leadership team for Homeward Bound. Justine has recently returned from a 21-day voyage to Antarctica with more than 70 other women, including some Australian EMCRs.

We also go On the job with… Jessica Allen, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle. And we have another instalment of our EMCR Forum agony aunt. Also read all about the EMCR activities that will be coming to you over the next year through the new Theo Murphy Initiative.

As always, make sure you check out what the EMCR Forum has been up to.

Thank you Sandra Gardam and Laura Navarro for your typical excellence in putting together Pathways and supporting the Forum.

Content is king! We welcome contributions for future issues of EMCR Pathways, including questions, comments and bold ideas for securing the future of Australian science. We are looking for more stories for our ‘Spotlight on EMCR Groups’ section.

Please get in touch if you know of a group doing cool things for EMCRs who should be featured. You can reach us by email.

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