Celebrating success

A grant win for Health2Go, STEM advocate shares her winning ways to influence women’s outcomes, and The Void ticks all the boxes.

Grant win for Health2Go

Toni Slotnes-O’Brien

Toni Slotnes-O’Brien has won a $10,000 grant for a nurse-led clinic in Health2Go, which will contribute towards the existing diabetes clinic.

The funds will be used for equipment and to ensure Health2Go is a culturally inviting environment.

Mrs Slotnes-O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer – Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner) and is an experienced nurse practitioner and accredited diabetes educator. She applied for the grant from the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, who received funding under the Australian Government’s Nursing in Primary Health Care Program 2018-2022.

STEM advocate shares winning ways to influence outcomes

Associate Professor Maria Parappilly with Governor for South Australian, the Honourable Hieu Van Le, receiving her Medal of the Order of Australia at the Investiture Ceremony this year.

Associate Professor Maria Parappilly has published an opinion piece in the South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Journal, sharing initiatives at Flinders University that are empowering young women to progress in STEM.

Her opinion appears as the first article following the editor and president comments. It focuses on the activities and outcomes of the STEM Enrichment Academy for year nine girls, initiated by Associate Professor Parappilly through the STEM Women Branching Out group she founded at Flinders University.

The SASTA Journal is distributed monthly to its 500 members, who are predominantly science teachers in South Australia. As a result, the next STEM Enrichment Conference scheduled for February 2021 has already received an upswing in registrations.

Void ticks all the boxes

An Adelaide visualisation studio has produced a behind-the-scenes video sharing its team’s recent experience of working in The Void at Flinders University.

Visualisation studio Modelfarm worked in The Void for a week to produce the animation Pedala, drawing on the talents of Flinders staff, students and graduates to bring its vision to life.

The Void at Flinders University is South Australia’s largest motion capture studio and virtual reality lab, and was launched earlier this year. It is available for use by industry as well as the University community.

The team at Modelfarm shared the benefits of working in The Void in the video (below), including the dramatic reduction in production time.

Visual Effects and Entertainment Design students were among those helping out on the gig and gaining valuable industry experience – including one student who was subsequently offered paid work on two projects.

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