Professor of Clean Technology, Colin Raston, and Ms Melanie Fuller from the Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology (pictured), have represented South Australia at the 2018 Science Meets Parliament forum in Canberra.
This forum is run by Science and Technology Australia and provides scientists with the opportunity to interact with politicians and the media on a range of topics, such as the influence of science on policy-making, the impact of science on Australia’s economy and environment; and the understanding of science in the broader community.
Science meets Parliament aims to build understanding and connections between federal parliamentarians and those working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to ensure science stays on the national agenda.
The two-day gathering involved 200 scientists and included a day of professional development, a gala dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament, a televised National Press Club lunch, and a day at Parliament House, where delegates met privately with parliamentarians in small groups, and a farewell cocktail event with the Parliamentary Friends of Science.
Flinders University congratulates Professor Raston and Ms Fuller for being chosen to represent their state at this prestigious event.
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