EMCR Pathways issue 4

Issue 1, October 2014

The Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum of the Australian Academy of Science serves as the voice of the country's future scientific and research leaders. We currently reach over 3,300 individuals and are seeking to broaden and increase our engagement with Australian EMCRs to better represent their views, needs and vision to decision-makers within the government, Members of Parliament and key funding agencies.


Editor's welcome

It has been an active period for the Australian Academy of Science and the EMCR Forum. I hope that you enjoy the July issue of EMCR Pathways.

Effective science communication for EMCRs

In April, the EMCR Forum held its showpiece conference, ‘Science Pathways 2015: Effective Science Communication for EMCRs’ in Adelaide. Andrew Siebel reviews the highlights from the meeting.

Get involved with science outreach through Nova

The Academy has just relaunched its public engagement website, Nova, and is looking for EMCRs in a variety of fields to be experts, answering questions from readers and writing short articles for the website.

Scimex: the Science Media Exchange

Melanie Bagg from the Australian Science Media Centre describes Scimex, a new initiative that seeks to assist scientists get their research into the public arena by connecting them with journalists in need of expert opinion.

Where do EMCRs stand in addressing gender equity issues?

Nyssa Drinkwater gives an impassioned and thought-provoking report on the recent talk on gender equity in academia by Professor Jenny Martin, including what we as individuals can do to address gender equity.

Minerals to medicines: 100 years of X-ray crystallography

Alistair White from the CSIRO illustrates the important role that x-ray crystallography plays in a diverse array of scientific endeavours from geophysics and statistical learning theory to plant hormones and disease genetics.

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled.
William Ramsay, chemist, 1852–1916.

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