Leadership in a Time of Change

Addressing the cultural and structural barriers to the advancement of women in Australia’s STEMM workforce, and the increasingly dynamic nature of leadership in a world that is changing rapidly in many ways.
Ms Fern Hames PSM FRSV
Former Director, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
Dr Catherine Lopes
Board Member, Environmental Protection Authority Victoria
Associate Professor Jen Martin
Science Communication, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Vanessa Wong
Soil Scientist, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Monash University

RSV Emerging Scientists Network – Meet and Greet with STEM Industries and Employers

Prof. Chris Vale, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO and Director, Quantum Technologies Future Science Platform
Prof. Ian Rutherfurd, Research Director Alluvium Consulting
Cristina Bitzilis, Snr Territory Account Manager, Clinical Genomics, Illumina
Dr John Lasich, Chief Technology Officer, Raygen Resources Pty Ltd

Aiming Higher: Improving Science Education in Victorian Schools

Professor Amanda Berry
Professor of STEM Education and Associate Dean Research & Innovation, School of Education, RMIT University
Professor Jan van Driel
Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne
Ms Alexandra Abela
Assistant Principal & Head of Staff Development, Marian College Ararat
President, Science Teachers Association of Victoria
Dr Brendan Rigby
Director of Tech Schools and Performing Arts, Victorian Department of Education

Reimagining Humanity in the Age of Generative AI

Dr Muneera Bano
Senior Research Scientist, Data61, CSIRO

Young Scientist Research Prizes Competition: Presentations, Judging and Prize Ceremony

Discover the work of eight Victorian early career researchers across four categories of science, and support our high achievers!