ATSE events promoting science, technology & engineering

National Science Week 2021

28 July 2021


ATSE is proud to participate in National Science Week 2021 and we have activities to suit everyone. Sign up for webinars to inspire students to take up careers in STEM, or take an opportunity to explore Australia’s role in the international space race.  

We’ll also be discussing how to translate the public trust in scientific advice that has been built up during the COVID pandemic to other areas of research and development. And there’s something as well for researchers looking to translate their ideas into successful commercial outcomes.

ATSE activities for National Science Week 2021 

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REDI careers: Beyond the Lab 

The Beyond the Lab webinars feature the graduates of our industry mentoring program IMNIS. All are in their final years of their PhD or have made their first steps into the world beyond. 

Each guest will talk about their career journey, from their initial school interests to what they are doing now and what inspired them along the way. Following that we will be opening up to questions from the audience. What have you always wanted to ask a scientist? Here’s your chance. 

Tuesday 17 August 10.00-11.00am AEST

Dr Samantha Papavasiliou, Australian Taxation Office. 
Kay Myo Min, Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia. 
Olumide O. Opeyemi, Queensland University of Technology.   

Wednesday 18 August 2.00-3.00pm AEST

Dr Navpreet Kaur, Senior Bioprocess Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific. 
Catriona Nguyen-Robertson, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne. 
Dr Greg Bass, Senior Scientist R&D, CSL.
Fatematuz Zohora, Research Engineer, QUT.   

Thursday 19 August 12.00-1.00pm AEST

Dr Nick Hong Seng Lee, Biomedical Engineer, Vaxxas. 
Dr Edith Botchway, Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University.  
Thilanka Morawakage, Project Assistant, BRACE Clinical Trial, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. 

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How does trust in science and technology drive public behaviour and leadership discussions in a time of crisis?

What have we learned from responses to the COVID pandemic and the advice of scientific experts? Is it possible to turn this global challenge into an opportunity to build pride and investment in Australian-led research and development? 

ATSE has convened an expert panel of STEM leaders to discuss these and other questions around public trust in science, engineering and technology. 

Wednesday 4 August 2021 4.30-5.30pm AEST

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How can Australia’s science and engineering research achievements and capabilities contribute more to the nation’s prosperity, resilience and well-being? 

Australian expertise and experience in all facets of research translation and commercialisation are arguably not of sufficient scale and interconnectedness to meet the challenges we now face. Scaling up promising start-ups into sustainable businesses appears to be especially difficult. This symposium is intended to inform and inspire. Speakers will identify how practical, cultural and financial hurdles can be overcome. 

Tuesday 10 August 2021 9.25am- 6.00pm AEST

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Australia has always punched above it weight in science, technology & engineering and our foray into the international space race has been no different.

With the creation of the Australian Space Agency in 2018 we have only strengthened our position on the global stage, forging new opportunities and allowing us to work more collaboratively across states, agencies, and research institutes.  

Join us as we explore Australia’s contribution to the International Space Race, Past, Present & Future.   

This is a free National Science week event hosted by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s WA, SA & NT divisions and is open to all.   

Wednesday 18 August 2021
2.30-3.30pm AWST / 4.00–5.00pm ACST / 4.30 – 5.30pm AEST

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