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Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell finalist in the 2019 SA Scientist Awards – PhD Research Excellence for her ​PhD in the evolution of cutaneous senses in marine snakes, University of Adelaide. Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell is an influential scientist and science communicator who completed her thesis on the evolution of senses in sea snakes. Dr Crowe-Riddell […]

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Beyond the Elevator Pitch: How do we engage people in Science?

This is a guest post by PhD candidate Jenna Crowe-Riddell (@jcroweriddell), who participated in the Science Communication competition Fresh Science. Imagine you’re standing on a stage holding a lit party sparkler and you’ve been told to explain your research in the time it takes for the sparkler to go out. Oh, and your family, friends and supervisor […]

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Are you the next Superstar of STEM?

Calling all women in STEM! New opportunity to smash gender stereotypes and become a superstar of STEM! Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science & Technology of Australia, geared to increasing the public visibility of women in STEM. The program will see 30 of the nation’s most dynamic and inspiring female scientists and technologists complete […]

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Workshop: The Other Side of Scientific Writing

The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Sean Connell will host a workshop on scientific writing as part of the Faculty of Sciences’ Researcher Development series. Title: The Other Side of Scientific Writing: Increasing Reader Engagement and Readership When: 12 – 1pm, Friday, 21 April, 2017 Where: 213/214 Meeting Room, The Braggs Cost: Free, but bookings essential. […]

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Seminar: The science-writing myth- why scientific publications stink

The next Ecology and Environmental Science Seminar will be presented by Dr Zoe Doubleday and Professor Sean Connell. Title: The science-writing myth: why scientific publications stink When: 12:10pm, Friday, March 3, 2017 Where: G04 Benham Building Cost: Free Good writing takes time, but in a work environment where time is a precious commodity, is it worth it? […]

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FameLab seeks next great science communicator

Are you the next great science communicator? If so, FameLab wants you to compete in the world’s largest science communication competition. FameLab challenges budding science communicators to explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just 3 minutes. To enter the competition, contestants must submit a video entry showcasing their communication prowess. Several entrants […]

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Barry Brook wins prestigious Scopus award.

Professor Barry Brook, one of our leaders at the Environment Institute has won the Life Sciences category of the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Awards. The Scopus award recognizes researchers under the age of 40 for their output, impact and contribution to their field. Recently, Barry’s work has focused on climate change and biodiversity loss. Not […]

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