National Science Week 2024: Victoria’s Major Grant Recipients

The Royal Society of Victoria and Inspiring Victoria are delighted to congratulate the eight Victorian recipients of major grants in support of events for National Science Week in August 2024! Many of this year’s projects support diversity and inclusion in science, allocating grant funding from $2,000 to $20,000 for individuals, groups and organisations across the nation.

Leadership in a Time of Change: Women in STEMM Leadership Roles

Because gender stereotypes have portrayed certain STEMM fields as masculine, leading to fewer women studying and working in STEMM, these fields tend to sustain exclusionary, male-dominated cultures that are not supportive of or attractive to women and other underrepresented groups. It is a perpetual cycle that we need to break.

A History of Queerness in STEMM

How might the challenges of belonging faced by queer scientists shape their unique contributions? Why do we continue to erase their histories from the narrative of scientific discovery? Uncovering hidden figures combats the ongoing lie that only a narrow few can do great science. They offer a powerful counter-narrative to the myth that science is the domain of straight, cis, white men.

The RSV Council Welcomes Mr Brendan Cohen

Brendan’s recently completed science degree in animal biology stems from a deep interest and passion for wildlife and conservation. He is co-founder and President of the Emerging Scientists Network, a collective of RSV student members devoted to fostering connections, knowledge exchange, and opportunities for current undergraduates and recent graduates from Victorian universities.

The RSV Council Welcomes Mr Tony Clemenger

Mr Tony Clemenger was born into Australasia’s largest advertising and marketing communications conglomerate, Clemenger, today one of the most awarded communications agencies in the world. His diverse career demonstrates leadership, expertise and outstanding performance in marketing, advertising, consulting and academia, with national and international experience.