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Tall Poppy Scientists Experience

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The Tall Poppy Experience is one of Quantum Victoria’s FREE Expanding Horizons Statewide Events

Students engage with Tall Poppy Award recipients as they share their research in their specific STEM field.

Onsite

Students rotate through several workshops and participate in a Q&A Session with the Tall Poppies during the day.

Virtual

Students engage in a 1 hour Virtual Workshop showcasing Tall Poppies from different fields highlighting their research and their career journey to this point.

These workshops illustrate the importance, relevance and opportunities that science pathways provide for students who are interested in pursuing careers in science.

Upcoming dates for 2024

When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Location
Online via Teams
Details

Students will be engaging with the following Tall Poppies during this workshop:

  1. Dr Adam Culvenor - La Trobe University
    Research field: Knee (ACL) Physiotherapy

  2. Dr Michalis Hadjikakou - Deakin University
    Research field: Environmental Science

  3. Professor Kate Nguyen - RMIT University
    Research area: Fire Safety Engineering

  4. A/Professor Vasileios Stavropoulos - RMIT University
    Research area: Digital Phenotyping & Gaming

When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday 14th August 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday 15th August 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
11:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 23rd October 2024
Location
Online via Teams
Show dates for
When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 26th March 2024
Location
Online via Teams
Details

Students will be engaging with the following Tall Poppies during this workshop:

  1. Dr Adam Culvenor - La Trobe University
    Research field: Knee (ACL) Physiotherapy

  2. Dr Michalis Hadjikakou - Deakin University
    Research field: Environmental Science

  3. Professor Kate Nguyen - RMIT University
    Research area: Fire Safety Engineering

  4. A/Professor Vasileios Stavropoulos - RMIT University
    Research area: Digital Phenotyping & Gaming

When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday 14th August 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday 15th August 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
11:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 23rd October 2024
Location
Online via Teams
When
9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday 26th May 2023
Location
Quantum Victoria
We are located at 235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West Victoria
Details

Students will be engaging with the following Tall Poppies during this workshop:

  1. A/Professor Vasileios Stavropoulos - RMIT University,
    Research Field: Digital Phenotyping & Gaming

  2. A/Professor Enrico Della Gaspera - RMIT University,
    Research Field: Nanomaterials and nanotechnology

  3. Professor Tu’uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino - University of Melbourne,
    Research Field: Medical Research, Women’s Health

  4. A/Professor Michelle Jongenelis - University of Melbourne,
    Research Field: Health Promotion

  5. A/Professor Daniel Edgington-Mitchell - Monash University,
    Research Field: Aerospace Engineering

When
11:30am to 12:30pm, Monday 4th September 2023
2:00 to 3:00pm, Monday 4th September 2023
Location
Online via Teams
Details
  • Dr Cassandra Wright - Public health, young persons' health

  • Dr Soniya Yambem - Bioelectronics

  • Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos - Digital phenotyping, gaming

  • Dr Bernie Bissett - Intensive care rehabilitation & COVID-19

  • Dr Deborah Bower - Freshwater ecology, turtles

  • Dr Vishnu Prahalad - Geography, enviro science, conservation

  • Dr Jiawen Li - Biomedical & optical engineering

  • Dr Michelle Jongenelis - Health promotion

  • Dr Helen Green - Archaeological science, geochronology, rock art research, geochemistry

When
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Location
Online via Teams
Details
  • Dr Cassandra Wright - Public health, young persons' health

  • Dr Eleanor Sansom - Space

  • Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell - TBC