Spotlight: Women in Science Project

27 September 2012

Tanya  MonroThe Women in Science (WiSci) Project began in 2007 with the aim of addressing the fact that while women are well represented among undergraduate and postgraduate students and even among postdoctoral fellows, they are under-represented among staff in senior academic roles. 

WiSci will hold the annual Diana Temple Lecture on Wednesday 24 October. Temple's work for women in science was unique and she was recognised for her service to medical and scientific research with a Member of the Order of Australia and is an Honorary Fellow of the University.

This year's lecture will be presented by Professor Tanya Monro from the University of Adelaide with a theme of "Transdisciplinary Science Creating New Technologies for Health, Defence and the Environment".

Professor Monro is an ARC Federation Fellow, the Director of the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing and the Director of the Centre of Expertise in Photonics within the School of Chemistry & Physics at the University of Adelaide.  She has been recognised for her work both as a scientist and as a leader of research teams. 

When: 12-1pm Wednesday 24 October
Where: New Law School Foyer, University of Sydney

RSVP: Friday 5 October to Zinnia Sahukar.

For more information about WiSci and the Diana Temple Lecture visit the WiSci Project website.