Appointments, achievements

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has $41m from the feds for the “Elevate: Boosting women in STEM.” It announces an advisory group of “STEM champions,” including, * Marguerite Evans-Galea AM STEM Careers Strategy, (the Academy) * Shanan Gillies (Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources) * Marlene Kanga (the Academy) * Beata Khaidurova (patent attorneys FB Rice) * Scarlet Kong (DMTC, ormerly known as the Defence Materials Technology Centre) * Jan Mason (Chief Executive Women) * Morley Muse (Women in STEMM Australia) * Adi Paterson (the Academy) * Udani Reets (Women in Leadership Development) * Luke Sheehy (Australian Technology Network) * Lisa Harvey-Smith (Women in STEM Ambassador) * Frazer Thorpe (Cooperative Research Australia) * Sumeet Walia – (Science & Technology Australia) * Kylie Walker – (the Academy) * Julie Wheway (commercialisation advisor, gemaker) *Sally-Ann Williams (Cicada Innovations).

The PM announced public service leadership appointments yesterday, Michele Bruniges stays at Education while Industry, Science and Resources is tbc.

Nic Smith will be the next VC of Victoria University of Wellington. He will leave QUT, where he is provost in September.

Uni Sydney’s United States Studies Centre announces appointments to its board of directors, Michael Green (USSC MD) and Kirsten Andrews (the university’s Vice Principal, External Relations). CMM is sure Ms Andrews’ billing as Vice Chancellor for External Relations will have been fixed by this morning,

The WA Government’s Future Healthsearch and Innovation Fund announces fellowships for researchers who were near-misses for National Health and Medical Research Council funding. The NHMRC-equivalent $600 000 awards are to undertake the research winners pitched to the ARC.  The fellows are, Hannah Moore (Curtin U), Stephen Macdonald (UWA), Marc Sim (Edith Cowan U) and Anna Waterreus (UWA).