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Weekly newsletter | vol 44 no 31 | 5–9 August 2019


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday, the Australian Academy of Science launched a great new resource for Women in STEM. It was co-developed by the Australian Academy of Science, CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia, and the Australian Science Media Centre, with financial support from the Australian Government to provide careers resource for both experts and seekers. STEM Women offers opportunities for women to progress their career and personal capabilities such as opportunities to collaborate, conference and speaker invitations, committee and board requests and award nominations.

Over the next few weeks, the Chief Information Officer, Ms Karen Hill, will be asking for feedback on AV Services and End-user computing. While we manage most of the End-user experience within our School you may wish to provide general feedback on AV. Martin Conway will be collating our feedback once the process kicks off. Details to follow.

This week’s pics show the inaugural joint ANU MakerSpace and Fifty50 workshop to welcome first year students to MakerSpace. Fifty50 is a student founded and led STEM equity society. This workshop helped students to design and stitch/solder wearable circuits. My thanks go to Saskia Morris for masterminding this event, and running it together with her MakerSpace colleagues Jordan and Afzal (see below).

Have a good week,



Conversations Across the Creek - 9 August

The first Conversations Across the Creek for semester 2 is Friday, 9th August. This month’s topic is: A curious collaboration: the art and science of “sounds of space”.

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Outreach Opportunity for Researchers and PhD students - 13 August

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MAGIC Workshop - Registration closes 16 August

Applications are open for the Mentoring and Guidance in Careers (MAGIC) workshop for women and gender diverse early career researchers, registration closes 16 August 2019.

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meriSTEM Volunteers - 21 August

Please join us for the second meriSTEM’s volunteering hour from 5:30pm on Wednesday 21 August. Our goal is to achieve edited transcripts for 93 Semester 2 physics course being available with captions.

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Opportunity for PhD and Early Career Scientists: GYSS - closes 23 August

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Energy Change Institute Event - 27 August

This event will outline exciting technologies currently under development to transition from the currently dominant steelmaking technology, to new approaches that are no longer dependent on the combustion of fossil fuels.

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NHMRC Peer Review Panel Self Nominations for 2020 - due 28 August 2019

Researchers are now able to self-nominate to be considered for appointment to NHMRC expert review panels. Participation on panels is an excellent way to learn about and understand how applications are assessed for the new schemes and within the new peer review program, and is a requirement for those who currently hold NHMRC grants and fellowships.

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Australian women in STEM will be more visible thanks to a new resource showcasing the depth of talent of those working in the field. STEM Women is an online directory developed by the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia, and the Australian Science Media Centre, with financial support from the Australian Government.

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Indigenous Professional Staff Grants closes 16 August 2019

ANU Global Research Partnerships Scheme closes 23 August 2019 

Westpac Research Fellowship closes 26 August 2019

Carers' Career Development Assistance closes 30 August

Policy Greenhouse Fund closes 13 September

2020 Visions in Microscopy Early Bird Nov 2019 


Updates to HDR milestone schedule for Physics students

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College Guidelines for External Funding

Reminder - see the below link for details regarding the College Research Office (CRO) guidelines when applying for external funding.

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ICTMS 2019 - Cairns - CTLab stand and team members of the Advance Training Course.


Jordan, Afzal and Saskia @ the inaugural joint ANU MakerSpace and Fifty50 workshop to welcome first year students to MakerSpace. 




EoI - AD(R)

EoI closes 16 August 2019 - The Associate Director (Research) is a significant role in the School, applications should be emailed as a PDF to the School Manager by 5pm on Friday 16th August 2019.

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Market Day

@ Physics South
13 August - 11:30 - 2:00


School Seminar

8 August 2019
Dr Richard Henley
The Simple Physics of the World’s Most Deadly Volcanoes

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Departmental Seminars

16 August
Mr Kai Wang
Multidimensional photonics in synthetic lattices
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Further details about School Seminars or Events can be found on the RSPE Intranet and School News and Events Page.


Uyen Nguyen is away from 5- 9 Aug, please contact during this period.

Sonia Padrun is acting WHS project officer. Please email


Department Meetings

There are no departmental meetings scheduled this week.


Physics South Orientation
Every Monday at 10:00am all new starters are invited to meet at reception to have a short tour of the School’s central areas and receive a welcome pack.

Bookings are not required.


Building Update

Infrastructure Upgrade Program

Two weeks ahead

Two day program



JCS Strategic Priorities Plan

CoS Academic Performance Standards

CV Guidelines


Keep Informed

ANU Events

ANU Reporter

(CHM/CoS) Deans' Bulletin

Jaeger Hub Contacts



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