Gavin Jennings To Speak At Rmit Science Careers Seminar

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Gavin Jennings to speak at RMIT science careers seminar


RMIT University will host an interactive careers breakfast seminar for senior high

school students next week, as part of National Science Week (16-24 August).


Victorian Minister for Innovation and Minister for Environment and Climate Change,

Gavin Jennings, will speak at the event, which explores the benefits of a career in

science and technology. 


Current students and RMIT alumni, Adrian Cameron (International Diabetes

Institute), and Georgiana Stan (Cadbury Schweppes), will aim to dispel the myth

that science only happens in a lab by showing students the positive impact that

science can have on their lives and the broader community. 


This careers seminar focuses on three growth areas in science – biotechnology,

food technology and nanotechnology. 


Innovation and the increased performance of research and development-driven

economies have led to a marked increase in new knowledge and skills in these

areas.


National Science Week is Australia’s largest celebration of science, technology and

innovation, with an estimated 700 events involving more than 700,000 participants. 


Photo opportunities available from 7.25am (sharp)


What: RMIT Science Careers Breakfast

When: Tuesday, 19 August, 7.30am-9.00am

Where: RMIT University, Storey Hall, 336 Swanston St, Melbourne


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Communications Co-ordinator, Fran Noonan, (03) 9925 9685 or 0432 362 962.

14 August, 2008   






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