The 2017 Science meets Parliament was held on 21 and 22 March. Speakers included Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, CEO of the NHMRC Professor Anne Kelso, Australian of the Year Professor Alan Mackay-Sim and Shadow Minister for Science Kim Carr. Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos gave the National Press Club address. This year, Professionals Australia was represented by scholarship recipients Crystal Forrester and Nikhil Arora. Crystal is a Victorian-based Research Engineer with Defence Science & Technology Group. Crystal completed a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Nikhil Arora is a Melbourne-based research scientist who currently works at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a Clinical Trials Assistant. Scientists Division President Ms. Robyn Porter also attended on behalf of Professionals Australia. To read a transcript of the Minister’s National Press Club address, click here.
Read Crystal Forrester’s winning essay here.
Read Nikhil Arora’s winning essay here.