Tagged: scientists

Scientists & Engineers on Company Boards - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Aug 11, 2013

As Fonterra continues to deal with the fall out from the botulinum contamination scare, it has been suggested that New Zealand companies such as Fonterra might benefit from having scientists or engineers on their Boards of Directors. In an interview on The Nation this weekend Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Waikato, spoke about Fonterra’s … Read More

Social media for scientists - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 28, 2013

I’m preaching to the choir here, aren’t I? You’re already on social media! Seriously, let me give a shout-out to Holly Bik and Miriam Goldstein’s little paper in PLoS Biology, An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. Leave a copy on the department coffee table for those less confident about use of social media in … Read More

Why stereotyping scientists matters - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 27, 2013

I’m always interested to find out what people think I do for a living. No one has ever said scientist. It’s usually something in the arts or fashion*. You know, creative industries. I’m guessing it’s because of my hair. What is interesting about this though is that somehow people don’t think of science as being creative. Such misperceptions are largely … Read More

Engaging early- and mid-career scientists - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 18, 2012

Those involved in New Zealand’s science scene may have heard of Stratus, ‘a network of emerging and early career University of Auckland researchers’, which was launched in 2008. Well, there’s a new kid on the block – allow me to… Read more › … Read More

NZAS Conference follow-up - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 12, 2012

So, one month on from the NZAS emerging scientist’s conference, what has come from a conference that aimed to discuss whether emerging scientists have a future in New Zealand? The answer, in this author’s opinion at least, has been a resounding ‘Maybe’. One publications that highlighted the themes debated at the conference is ‘Callaghan vision stumbles on realities’ … Read More

Woohoo – The Most Trusted New Zealanders … - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 20, 2011

… are scientists, at least according to information released by the Readers Digest and reported on Breakfast TV this morning. Topping the list of most trusted New Zealanders is Sir Ray Avery, the largely self taught medical scientist and philanthropist. Sir Ray, is closely followed by Sir Professor Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister. Completing the top … Read More