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  • WIMSIG Conference 2017: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences

    24—26 September 2017, University of South Australia, City West Campus, Adelaide


    The Women in Mathematics group of the Australian Mathematical Society is organizing Australia’s first research conference showcasing the research of women in the mathematical sciences. The conference welcomes people of any gender. All the research talks will be given by women. “Mathematical sciences” will be broadly interpreted to include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics in industry, etc.

    Confirmed plenary speakers:

    Professor Kerrie Mengersen (QUT)

    Dr Christine O’Keefe (CSIRO)

    Professor Malabika Pramanik (University of British Columbia, Canada)

    Professor Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College, USA, and President of the US Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)).


    We are planning special sessions, plenary speakers, a poster session, a conference dinner, a panel on gender equity in the mathematical sciences and beyond, and a professional development workshop. Childcare will be available. We hope to offer some travel support, primarily for students and early-career researchers. Both female researchers and senior leaders (of any gender) in our discipline will find it eye-opening and inspiring to be in a majority-female research environment, even for a few days.

    If you’re considering participating or would just like to be kept informed, please take a moment to fill out the brief Expression of Interest form on the conference website: . That will help us with our planning.

    Registration will open soon, via the conference website.

    We warmly invite you to join us for this unique and exciting conference, which offers opportunities to hear  Australia’s upcoming female mathematicians present their research, to build and extend research collaborations, to develop one’s professional skills, to consider how gender affects the development of mathematical careers, and to network with women in the Australian mathematical sciences.

    Be part of this landmark event!

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  • The Prime Minister’s SCIENCE TEACHER PRIZE

    Nominations close September 2017

    The Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize is worth $150,000.

    The recipient will receive $50,000 with no expectations and the recipient’s school will receive $100,000 to use for the development of science*.

    This Prize will be awarded to a permanently appointed registered teacher who is teaching science* to school-age children (in a primary, intermediate or a secondary New Zealand registered school) and who has been in the same role for at least 12 months prior to their nomination.

    * “Science” is taken to include teaching relevant to any of the science, technology, mathematics, pūtaiao, hangarau or pāngarau learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum.

    Nominations close September 2017.               

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  • SEEM 2017 Conference - Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring

    6 – 8 December 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • Sixth Wellington Workshop in Probability and Mathematical Statistics

    4-6 December 2017, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Biometrics by the Border

    The International Biometric Society Australasian Region Conference, 26-30th November 2017

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Student and Early Career Statisticians

Lisa Hall from Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre, is the Student and Early Career Statistician’s Representative.

Visit the Young Statistician’s page for more details.

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