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Join us for this key event where we seek to identify ways to improve Australia’s approach to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) higher education to enable us to meet national challenges and maintain global competitiveness. Improved quality and reach of STEM education are vital for Australia’s sustainable economic future. Graduates will be key actors in innovation and in creating value in STEM-based businesses and other enterprises. They will be crucial members of teams contributing to solutions of challenging multi-disciplinary societal and environmental problems. To ensure quality while responding to growth in demand, STEM faculties will need to be innovative in their teaching practice and routinely benchmark their educational practices and materials against national and international standards. Moderated discussion will seek to identify methods to facilitate Australia’s improved performance and future success in these areas, including the pipeline from schools, through the following questions:
Professor Sarah Maddison is the Dean of the School of Science and a professor of astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology. Professors Maddison leads the planets group in the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, and is involved in a range of projects which study the evolution of dust in planet forming disks around young stars, as well as surveying the dust content of these disks in the solar neighbourhood. Professor Maddison is the founder and past chair of the women in astronomy chapter of the Astronomical Society of Australia and the International Astronomical Union working group for women in astronomy and is also involved in the CSIRO Scientists In Schools program.
Vice-Chancellor and President of University Technology Sydney, Professor Attila Brungs has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University's research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation, playing a leading role in the development of public higher education policy in Australia.
Dr Cathy Foley, Deputy and Science Director of CSIRO Manufacturing has made distinguished contributions to the understanding of superconducting materials and to the development of devices using superconductors for a number of applications including to detect magnetic fields and locate valuable deposits of minerals. Dr Foley’s work helps existing Australian manufacturers transform to be globally competitive by engaging with Australian researchers and to build new companies to assist with the translation of research for economic prosperity.
Registrations close 12pm Friday 17 February 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted.
We understand that circumstances may change which have an effect on your ability to attend the event after it has been booked and paid for. Should your attendance plans change the following will apply:
Name change: A substitute delegate can be nominated to attend in your place at any time up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event. There is no fee for a change in delegate name up to this point. A name change within 24 hours of the start of the event will incur a 25 per cent administration fee.
Cancellation: Should you be unable to find a replacement and seek a refund, the following applies:
All name changes or cancellations must be advised in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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