Georgina Sweet’s legacy lives on

Georgina Sweet (1875 – 1946) was an academic in the fields of zoology and parasitology at the University of Melbourne. She was an early pioneer of women in science and was appointed the University’s first woman lecturer in 1901. In 2010, the Australian Research Council (ARC) recognized Georgina’s contribution to science by naming a new laureate … More Georgina Sweet’s legacy lives on

Congrats to the 2016 Women in Research Citation Awardees

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP&Science business of Thomson Reuters, and the Australian National University (ANU) today announced the 2016 Women in Research Citation Awards. Several awards have been held over the last decade, and this year the focus was on Australian early- to mid-career women researchers. Clarivate Analytics and the ANU partnered to facilitate an event where the research … More Congrats to the 2016 Women in Research Citation Awardees

When sponsorship isn’t about money

Conferences, such as the inaugural Connecting Women in STEMM National Symposium, can be rich with sponsorship opportunities. I don’t mean the kind of sponsorship where an organisation supports the conference through funds or resources. I mean the sponsorship that delegates can provide for each other. Separating out sponsorship from under the umbrella term of mentoring has allowed us … More When sponsorship isn’t about money

The Life and Times of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981)

I was privileged to be invited to give the inaugural Ruby-Payne Scott Keynote in Melbourne at the vibrant Women in STEMM Australia National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM. When I was first approached to give the keynote it was not my intention to focus only Ruby’s life. I thought I would make some introductory reference … More The Life and Times of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981)

A national celebration connects women professionals throughout the STEMM ecosystem

Women in STEMM Australia is excited to hold its inaugural National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM which will bring together over 200 women and men in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) from around Australia. Starting today at RMIT University’s Storey Hall, this meeting will share best practices and policies in academia and industry, … More A national celebration connects women professionals throughout the STEMM ecosystem

She did it

In lead up to our National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM next week, esteemed former Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb, shares his thoughts on gender equality in the STEMM disciplines. This year, the makers of the board-game Cluedo bumped off the venerable cook, Mrs White, and replaced her with the plant toxicologist Dr Orchid. … More She did it

Your science career: making a strategic plan

Our working lives can seem simpler when we have a career plan – a timeline with goals and outcomes. In reality, the path can be far from clear. Science is undergoing a significant transformation, moving away from the traditional silo-style research laboratories to larger consortia-style ‘conglomerates’ that operate more like small companies than small businesses. … More Your science career: making a strategic plan

Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art

Scientists have a tendency to become a little sniffy when talk turns to commercialisation. But who does not want to see science save lives? Or change lives? Or rid the world of a pestilence that cripples children or one that kills mothers? My great love nowadays is to see science translated into its practical application. … More Commercialisation is good science …plus a little bit of art