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Next in national speaker series: LIFE in Perth

LIFE in Perth will explore the science behind life’s beginnings; the use of artificial wombs; extending life and improving health through genetic modification; and the ethical and regulatory challenges posed by the emergence and use of these new techniques and technologies. The fourth event in Academy’s travelling ‘life & death’ public speaker series will be held at 6pm on Thursday 10 November at Perth Town Hall. Book your tickets today and bring along your friends and family.

Science Pathways-inspired article by Climate Science EMCR

Pearse Buchanan from the University of Tasmania not only attended Science Pathways 2016, he wrote this great article about the characteristics of scientific leaders for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1073-six-characteristics-scientific-leaders

Science meets Parliament (SmP)

For 17 years, around 200 leading and emerging Australian stars of science and technology have gathered annually in Canberra for Science meets Parliament, a two-day event that brings them together with parliamentarians, senior policy-makers and the national media.

Held by Science & Technology Australia (STA), and supported by the Parliamentary Friends of Science, the event occurs during a parliamentary sitting week in the second half of March. It includes professional development and networking sessions, a gala dinner with MPs and senators at Parliament House, and one-on-one meetings with parliamentarians.

Registrations for Science meets Parliament are by invitation through STA’s member organisations in November. For the chance to be a part of this unique opportunity to make your mark with Canberra’s movers and shakers, join an STA member group now, and tell your society or association that you’d like to come along.

Awards for innovations

Hitachi Social Innovation Awards is a celebration of creativity and innovation in Australia. They are looking for students, researchers, inventors and startups to share their innovative ideas across 4 categories of social innovation:

  1. Smart Agriculture
  2. Connected Health
  3. Mining
  4. Smart Cities

The short-listed finalists will present their ideas at the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Sydney on 1 December and share in five cash prizes. Applications close 16 November.

MedTech’s Got Talent

Do you have a medical technology idea to impact the world? This competition is open to all Victorian students and researchers; teams are provided with mentorship and seed funding to accelerate their medical technology ideas. Entries close 11 November. Apply online.

National Science Week grants now open

Do you have an idea for a Science Week project for 2017? Projects need to be largely for general public audiences and be held in National Science Week (12–20 August 2017), or in the week immediately before or after. Grants from $2,000 to $20,000 are available. Applications are open until Wednesday 9 November and more information, guidelines, and the application form are available online.

Interested in hosting a local event for EMCRs?

The EMCR Forum supports local events. If you have a great idea and are interested in hosting such a local event, then let us know via email or Twitter (@EMCRForum).

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