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Friday 16th October 2015 - Prof Leonie Walsh - Lead Scientist for Victoria

On Friday 16th October we are very honoured to have Victoria's Lead Scientist, Professor Leonie Walsh as our guest speaker. Find out about the future of Science and Engineering in this state, not to mention where STEM education could take you!

The event will take place at Emerald Secondary College (in the EPAC building) and will be open to the Public.

Yes, there will be coffee and munchies, and yes, if the sky is clear, there will be viewing afterwards!

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.

Who is the Lead Scientist?

Photo of Prof Leonie WalshLeonie Walsh was appointed as the inaugural Lead Scientist in 2013. Leonie has accumulated more than 25 years of technology leadership experience. Leonie is Victoria's representative on the Forum of Australian Chief Scientists and a member of the Science and Engineering advisory committee for the Environmental Protection Authority.

Leonie was recently appointed to the Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council. The role of the council is to provide strategic advice to the Minister for Industry on opportunities to promote growth in the state.

Complementary to her Lead Scientist responsibilities Leonie recently transitioned to the role of Immediate Past President of the Australasian Industrial Research group, where she had been the honorary President since 2011. In addition, Leonie is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Swinburne University (HonDUni) for contributions and leadership in scientific enterprises, innovation and the community.