Young scientists can pitch their ideas
Young dairy scientists are being encouraged to pitch their work to the nation’s leading dairy farmers as part of a national award.
Held as part of the Australian Dairy Conference, the Young Dairy Scientist Award will see early-stage dairy scientists provided with an environment to present, discuss and connect with pioneers and innovators of the national dairy industry at a Canberra event in February.
ADC scientific director and Young Dairy Scientist Award co-ordinator Richard Rawnsley said the initiative provided a ‘‘competition with a difference’’ for many young researchers with a focus on communication as a central part of the award process.
‘‘The award is designed to nurture scientific excellence with communication prowess and the young scientists must convince fellow dairy farmers and scientists that their research is soundly based and has exciting implications for the future of the dairy industry,’’ Mr Rawnsley said.
‘‘Five finalists selected from a submission process will be required to present to conference, host a display exhibit and submit a popular press article for publication.’’
Mr Rawnsley said the focus would be on how they communicated and expressed their body of work.
A $3000 travel bursary prize will be awarded to the winner to attend a scientific or dairy conference of their choice.
A judging panel at ADC Canberra 2019 will determine the winner, with full conference registration provided to selected finalists.
Entries close on Friday, November 2 with finalists to be notified by Friday, November 9.
Applicants must have completed a recognised unit of study within the past five years to be eligible.
For more information, visit: www.australiandairyconference. com.au