Seeking volunteers to help curate a science art exhibition
Clare Watson and Rachelle Balez did a fantastic job last year bringing the science art exhibition Magnified to life, raising $10,000 for the Magnified Justin Yerbury Travel Scholarships.
In December 2018, three young Australian researchers were able to attend the Motor Neuron Disease Association International Symposium held in Glasgow, Scotland thanks to Magnified. IHMRI’s very own PhD candidate Natalie Guthrie was one of the recipients of the grant along with IHMRI Alumni Dr Rebecca San Gil.
In 2019, IHMRI’s Senior Research Assistant Natalie Farrawell and PhD candidate Dzung Do-Ha have been awarded a grant to attend the Symposium in Perth along with two other recipients. All recipients of the award have been IHMRI affiliated or close collaborators with IHMRI researchers and the scope of Magnified has spread well beyond UOW.
So far, thanks to the success of Magnified, seven MND researchers have benefitted from the event and we want that to continue. The event also helped educate over 300 people who visited the exhibition about the fascinating research that is happening right here in the Illawarra.
Rachelle and Clare will be involved again in an advisory capacity next year but we are looking for two keen PhD students or Early Career Researchers to come on board and help drive this event in 2020.
What’s in it for you?
- A chance to get to know other researchers in IHMRI, UOW and the wider community
- Develop your organisational skills, problem solving, networking, resilience and adaptability
- All these key skills are transferable to your research
- You may even uncover a creative side that you never knew existed!
Does this sound like it may interest you or someone in your team? Not sure?
Get in touch with IHMRI Community Engagement and Events Coordinator Kate Brett if you would like more information. We’d love to hear from you.
T: +61 2 4221 5927