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IMNIS Makes a Difference

IMNIS Makes a Difference

A recent study by three South Australian universities shows that the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is having a positive impact on PhD students; expanding their professional networks, increasing their employability and providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to engage and collaborate effectively with industry. These findings support the outcomes of the […]

INDUSTRY MENTORING IN STEM AROUND AUSTRALIA

INDUSTRY MENTORING IN STEM AROUND AUSTRALIA

There was a full house for the official National Launch of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) at KPMG in Melbourne last month. IMNIS is a prestigious flagship initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) that partners PhD students in STEM with an influential, high profile industry leader to prepare them […]

The Power of Science Communication

The Power of Science Communication

Everyone who has ever written a post-graduate thesis will appreciate how much time and energy it consumes. A true test of mental health. And yet, after all this effort so many scientific theses end up gathering dust, tucked away in a gloomy corner of the university library. This is because students are not strictly required […]

IMNIS Mentees Meetup!

IMNIS Mentees Meetup!

The inaugural meeting of the 2017 NSW IMNIS Mentees (we’re open to suggestions for a catchier name!) took place in late April. The concept of the meetup was so popular that even some mentors expressed interest in coming along. Unfortunately none were able to make the first one, but we hope to have special guests […]

A successful mentoring partnership takes commitment and...

A successful mentoring partnership takes commitment and open communication

The Mentee Perspective: Benita Tse  I completed my Bachelor of Science and Honours at The University of Sydney. Currently, I’m now a third year PhD student in the Cellular Photoimmunology group of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. My PhD project investigates the immune modulatory mechanisms of ultraviolet irradiation with the hopes of identifying novel biomarkers. […]