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eNewsletter May 2011 - Issue 15
Dr Robert Panoff is helping to 'kill the big lie' by making maths and sciences more accessible to students through the use of computational modelling across schools and Universities in the United States. Dr. Panoff recently came to Melbourne to run a week-long seminar at Monash University for scientists undertaking post graduate studies. Read more about his workshop and philosophies here.
The brand new Visualisation Lab at La Trobe was demonstrated to a select group in March this year. Find out more about this exciting piece of infrastructure and how it is helping researchers and educators.
The Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) is helping to ease the hassle of the daily commute for Brisbane motorists through a new Smart Transport Research Centre. Read more about the centre and QCIF here.
The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) was launched earlier this year by the Minister for Technology. Read more about the huge impact it is expected to have on research here.
The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) held a showcase to celebrate 10 years of ground-breaking work in March this year. Read more about VPAC and this great event here.
THATCamp Melbourne was successfully held at the beautiful 1888 building at the University of Melbourne. The event followed an un-conference format and was run by VeRSI analysts Craig Bellamy and Conal Tuohy. Read more about the event here.
The CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia 2011 conference was held in Sydney last month. Click here for a brief wrap-up of the happenings by VeRSI Executive Director, Dr. Ann Borda.
After previous events for South Australia and Queensland, the ANDS Outreach Community day for Victoria and Tasmania was held on the 28th of March at the State Library of Victoria. It gave ANDS partners a great opportunity to communicate, collaborate and demonstrate the range of work being done for their respective projects. Participants on the day included representatives from Monash University, VeRSI, La Trobe University, Swinburne University of Technology, RMIT University, Victoria University, Deakin University, the Synchrotron and the Australian Antarctic Division. The VeRSI Team was well-represented with presentations by Conal Tuohy - Archaeological Database Development Project Update (La Trobe University); Uli Felzmann - MeCAT Project Update (Intersect, ANSTO and the Synchrotron) and Lyle Winton - An Overview of VeRSI's Data Capture Projects.
The ANDS Outreach Community event for NSW and ACT will take place later in May, more details can be found here.
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