As usual, this edition highlights key achievements from our OI members and community. This month, we congratulate Dr Ana Sequeria, who was recently announced as a finalist in the 2022 Western Australian Premier's Science Awards. Anna moved from UWA to ANU earlier this year but maintains close linkages with the OI, and continues to lead a team of UWA PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in Shark Bay, WA.
In early June, the second Ocean Series
talk featuring Dr Ana Manero Ruiz
was hosted by the City of Perth Library. Ana gave an intriguing talk about the emerging concept of 'surfing economics.'
Read more about Ana's presentation to the Perth community below.
In mid July, the OI hosted a science communications skills workshop for the 2022 Robson and Robertson Awards. Presented by Master of Science Communication Program Coordinator Dr Heather Bray
, the workshop is an annual OI event focused on up-skilling the verbal presentation skills of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and researchers in order to deliver effective presentations.
Lastly, I would like to highlight the outreach of some of our OI members. This month, OI members Rachel Austin
(UWA School of Biological Sciences
) and Josh Bonesso
(Oceans Institute & Western Australian Marine Science Institution
) brought the world's of seagrass restoration and coral reef sciences into the classroom, presenting their work to highly enthusiastic final year students at Sacred Heart College through the WAMSI 'Thinking Blue' School Outreach Program
. Find out more about the program and their presentations below.