Thursday, 28 November 2019
CMER member and Higher Degree by Research student Ms Maddy Hoffman travelled east this month to attend the Science Meets Parliament 2019 held at Parliament House, Canberra. The conference is an annual event and brings together science specialists across the nation and parliamentarians in a bid to strengthen collaborations between those that have the expertise with those that have the influence.
Ms Hoffman said ‘Science Meets Parliament was an incredible event’ that offered her the chance to meet and speak with many scientists and politicians with a mutual focus to address the many scientific and technical challenges in Australia. A special highlight was meeting Member of Parliament and Assistant Shadow Minister for Environment Mr Josh Wilson giving Ms Hoffman the opportunity to share her research directly. Mr Wilson, who is responsible for Oceans & Waste Management, voiced an appreciation for environmental science and research undertaken in Western Australian oceans showing interest in CMER’s achievements. For her PhD, Ms Hoffman is investigating the radiological impact of historical nuclear testing on the marine environment of the Montebello Islands, a unique archipelago off the WA coast with high ecological significance. More information on the project can be found HERE.
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