Join us for this week's roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
Thanks for joining our Public Lecture
Clockwise from top left: Judge Frances Millane, Brighid Sammon, Dr Davis McCarthy, Dr Amy McLennan and Dr Joe Gattas.
We were delighted to have 160 people register for our online Public Lecture earlier this week. The Foundation would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who took the time to tune in and participate in what ended up being a very informative discussion which ended with a lively Q&A session. An even bigger thank you needs to be extended to our host Professor Duncan Maskell and the team at the University of Melbourne, Judge Frances Millane for her facilitation and our John Monash Scholars Dr Rebecca Nelson, Dr Amy McLennan, Brighid Sammon, Dr Davis McCarthy and Dr Joe Gattas. For those that missed it, a recording of the Public Lecture (courtesy of the University of Melbourne) is on our website.
Thwarting cyber criminals
Cyber-attacks against Australian and New Zealand organisations have more than doubled this year. Katherine Mansted, 2016 Roth/Segal John Monash Harvard Scholar is working as a Director of Cyber Intelligence and Public Policy at CyberCX. Her team has put together a Best Practice Guide designed to make life more difficult for cyber criminals. The guide aims to lift the baseline of security across Australia and New Zealand, so organisations can take steps to protect themselves and improve their resilience.
What does COP26 mean for the energy transition?
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Glasgow at the end of this month. In conjunction The Australian Institute for Energy is holding a conference entitled: Energy & Climate – What does COP26 mean for the energy transition, featuring Zoe Bush 2019 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar as one of their panellists. Zoe will be drawing on her experience as a solicitor for the Environmental Defenders Office’s Safe Climate (Corporate) team. You can register for this conference to hear Zoe discuss what the COP26 event will mean for energy transition in Australia
Building feedback control systems that link cellular life and robotics
Professor Harrison Steel, 2016 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar, is offering a fully-funded PhD position within his group on Biotechnology and Control Engineering. Based out of Oxford University, his project will focus on solving challenges at the interface of Control Engineering, Synthetic Biology, and Robotics – and their application to the engineering of cellular communities.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the virtual 2021 John Monash Oration proudly hosted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.