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September 2016

Gigabyte
Welcome to Gigabyte Edition 2. This monthly newsletter brings you information about graduate research matters, opportunities for career and personal development, and we share stories about our Graduate Research students, alumni and supervisors.

Please submit anything you would like to share with your fellow students, and give us feedback so that we can make this newsletter exactly what you want. Submission deadline for next newsletter: 30 September. Enjoy!
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NEWSFLASH: Communicating Your Research - Hear from An Expert

Dr Robyn Williams - Communicating Your Research
Dr Robyn Williams - Communicating Your Research
We are delighted that Dr Robyn Williams of ABC Radio National Science Show has accepted our invitation to present a symposium on 'Communicating your Research'. Robyn has considerable experience in working with academic experts to communicate their ideas and research. He will share his insights on how to successfully frame your research for an audience outside of academia. Dr Williams has presented more than 2000 episodes of The Science Show on ABC Radio National since it was first broadcast in August 1975. 'To say that Robyn Williams is a bit of a legend of science broadcasting on the radio is a bit like saying David Attenborough is a dab hand at nature documentaries on the telly.'

This is an exciting beginning for our new 'FIT Graduate Research Symposium Series'. 
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Events & Seminars

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September

R U OK? - Clayton

Make time to connect. Join us for conversations that could change a life by simply asking "Are you okay?". There will be awesome activities for you to participate in, including origami, UNO, paper planes and free Nachos! Where: Level 1, FIT Student Lounge, (Bld 63) 25 Exhibition Walk from 12.30 - 1.30pm.

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September

R U OK? - Caulfield

Make time to connect. Join us for conversations that could change a life by simply asking "Are you okay?". There will be popcorn, fairy floss, cupcakes and fun activities for you to participate in! Where: Building H, Level 7, Room 84, from 2 - 3pm.

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September

3MT Three Minute Thesis Final 2016

Please join and support our FIT 3MT Winner Anu Madugalla at the 3MT Monash Finals, where graduate research students will be showcasing their research in only 3 minutes! When: Tuesday 13 September @ 12.00pm - 2.30pm, Games Hall, Monash Sport, 42 Scenic Boulevard CLAYTON CAMPUS.

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September

How to get your business started

Thinking of becoming your own boss? Hear a panel of entrepreneurs and experts share insights about their experiences, and pick up the business skills you need to succeed.

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September

'Communicating your Research' - FIT GR Symposium Series No.1

Join us to hear Dr. Robyn Williams of ABC Radio National 'Science Show' share his insights on how to successfully frame your research for an audience outside of academia. Students enrolled in FIT5144 are required to attend. FREE lunch will be provided.

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September

Importance of Women in IT

Join Michelle Taylor, Managing Director and Founder of Ignitis, as she shares the seven key lessons she has learnt in transitioning from an IT corporate career to part-time Mum and finally, to becoming entrepreneur.

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September

STEMM Central: A Bootcamp in Research Commercialisation

Want to know what it takes to commercialise your research outcomes? Join this FREE Bootcamp structured around 8 masterclasses, through which you will be introduced to a range of topics including Translation, IP Strategy & Plans, Market & Competitor Analysis, Project Management and much more. You'll also get to hear from some of the experts who have actually walked the talk.

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November

AMSI BioInfoSummer 2016

BioInfoSummer is a key training event in Australia, bringing together people form all disciplines to share current research and developments in Bioinformatics. Join us for a week of specialised workshops, computer and wet labs, practicals, public events and lectures, and the Women in STEM event. Early bird registration close 2 October.

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Opportunities Now & Beyond Your PhD

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September

Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI)

Would you like to be paid to collaborate and design innovative solutions to real world problems in a Monash multi-disciplinary team? Register and apply for a Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) project and gain valuable insight into the practical challenges of your profession whilst providing industry with fresh and creative ideas. Over 70 projects available. Rolling closing dates - first one 9 Sept.

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AMSI Internships

AMSI Internships is a national program working with industry, recognising a growing need for high-level PhD students to enter all industry sectors. The program connects postgraduate students and their university supervisors with industry partners through short-term (4-5 month) tightly focused research internships.

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ACS Foundation - Scholarships and Internships

The ACS Foundation provides career advice, research grants and university scholarships to strengthen our innovative future. The Foundation facilitates relevant industry experience placements for students with large and small technology companies. Sponsor organisations range from IBM, CBA, Dell, Microsoft and Adobe to growing SME's such as eCorner, Dataweave and Clear2Pay.

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September

Tin Alley Beta Pitch Night 2016

Hear from innovative Melbourne companies about their startups and the summer internships they have on offer. You then decide which startup internship you want to apply for. The evening starts with free Pizza.

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September

CSIRO - Research Scientist: Cyber Security

Data61 have an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and experienced Research Scientist, who has expertise in cyber security, more specifically in the area of automating cyber security, building resilient systems and IoT security. Applications close 30 September.

More Info

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October

New Funding to Support Projects for Women

The Women in STEM & Entrepreneurship (WISE) programme provides funding for activities and projects that help girls and women explore their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Between $5,000 and $250,000 per project for up to 24 months project duration.

More Info

Our Community - Get To Know

Tom Bochynek

It was Tom Bochynek's vision to bring all FIT's graduate research students closer together that resulted in our successful Graduate Research Student Retreat!

Tom is a computational biologist with a focus on collective behaviour in animals. His research has taken him to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Barro Colorado Island Station in Panama to conduct field experiments. Tom's successes include being the FIT 3MT winner in 2015, receiving an honourable mention for his poster at the Innovation Showcase,  and an invitation to participate at the Bayer IT for Life Sciences Workshop in his home country, Germany.

Tom is also interested in the modelling of human social dynamics, and is a frequent visitor at the Monash Swarm Robotics Laboratory. He has worked as a Research Assistant within the Faculty of IT, and as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Sciences. Media coverage of his work can be found via the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the FIT website.

Did You Know?

Clayton Campus - Board Games Night

Clayton Campus Board Games Night
Our PhD students had great fun battling it out at our Clayton Board Games night. Students had to be chased out closer to 10.30pm rather than the expected finish time of 7.30pm! Want to join the crazy fun at the next games night? Please contact your game board advisors at fit-cl-hrdstudent-committee@monash.edu

Meet Monash in Indonesia

Meet Monash in Indonesia   
Monash is holding a Doctoral Information day and book launch in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 24.  Please tell your Indonesian based family members, friends and colleagues who are interested in studying a PhD at Monash they can Register here to attend this event.

Of particular interest to FIT is the fact that three of our current PhD students have contributed to the book being launched ' Berlayar. Perjalanan Mahasiswa Indonesia Meraih PhD'. They are Danny Ardianto, Hadi Hariyanto and Sandra Irawan. Congratulations! You will hear more about them in our next edition of Gigabyte. 

Need help lodging your tax return?  

Need help lodging your tax return?  
Fully trained Monash student volunteers will help you complete your tax return - FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. The program will run from 1 July to 31 October. 

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