Dear ASPS Members,
Welcome back after an extraordinary year of challenges. I would like to bring your attention to the 2021 Science Meets Parliament event organised by Science & Technology Australia (STA).
STA represents more than 80 societies, including ASPS, and is Australia’s peak body in science and technology. It conducts outreach sessions involving the public and government and tries to influence public policy in these areas. Each year STA organises its flagship event called Science Meets Parliament (SmP). This event connects parliamentarians with STEM practitioners and leaders in order to share information and ideas and to help build Australia’s excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This event usually occurs in Canberra during a parliamentary sitting period. However, due to Covid19, the 2021 program will be spread over several virtual sessions between 2 March and 1 April. This includes a Gala Dinner to be held on the 29 March in five separate cities. More information on Science Meets Parliament and a detailed program can be found here: https://sta.eventsair.com/smp2021/
ASPS is allowed to invite two members to attend this worthwhile initiative. Any members interested in applying should contact our Secretary Simon Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12 February to express their interest and provide a CV. We especially encourage early career researchers to apply. Please study the SmP program carefully being mindful of the dates and the time commitment it requires.
Regards, Peter Ryan
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