STAVCON 2020: A Vision for the Future
November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Theme: A Vision for The Future
Date: Friday 27 November
Keynote: Lisa Harvey-Smith (WiSTEM Ambassador)
Keynote 1 – Friday 27 November
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice at UNSW Sydney
Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice at UNSW Sydney. She is responsible for increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies and careers in Australia by driving systemic and cultural change. Lisa is an award-winning astronomer with research interests in the birth and death of stars and super massive black holes. She serves on the Australian Space Agency’s Advisory Group and previously led a team of 30 scientists and engineers at CSIRO developing the Square Kilometre Array – a next generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history. Lisa is author of the popular science book ‘When Galaxies Collide’ and her 2019 children’s book ‘Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime’ has been long listed for several national literary awards.