The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia. The prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. The Award winner (Tall Poppy) will become a role model to inspire school students and the broader community about the possibilities of science.

Mastering Innovation NT Presentations
Tracking life on earth

Hamish Campbell, Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods, School Of Environment, Charles Darwin University.
Hamish is a world authority on animal movement research. From crocodiles to cassowaries, bats to bees; Hamish has worked with researchers around the globe to develop novel technologies and techniques to better understand where animals go. This usually entails getting up close and personal with these critters, and the attachment of some type of technological wizardry. In this seminar, Hamish will discuss this rapidly developing area of science, where cutting edge technology meets ecological research. He will demonstrate how these devices provide highly accurate information about the ecological requirements of species and how this information is assisting in the management and conservation of some of Australia’s most iconic animals.

Innovation and the Learning Sciences

Dr Jon Mason is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Charles Darwin University. He also has adjunct appointments at Korea National Open University, East China Normal University, & the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education in Beijing. With over 20 years’ experience in international standardization of IT for education he brings depth of perspective on international collaboration. He is passionate about his research at the university and has a gut feeling that one day a big idea might just bear fruit.
You would expect that academics at a university named after Charles Darwin might have a handle on evolution and the dynamics of change. Do they? Here’s an opportunity to check up. Find out about some of the current debates arising from ongoing innovations in digital technologies and what some of the bigger questions are that will drive change.

Canapé’s will be served.
Cost: Free admission
Register: Please RSVP: https://ntyoungtallpoppyscienceaward.eventbrite.com.au