Recess By Sativus – 019


Time for RECESS!

‘Aha’! moments (also called ‘insight’) happen when your brain isn’t focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve. Scientific ‘aha’ moments lead to scientific breakthroughs. So for the sake of scientific advancement, take your lunch break!

Forward this email on to others who might benefit from a break. (register here)

Essential Skills for Scientists online program

Essential Skills for Scientists is a series of online courses designed to help improve the skillset and capability of scientists, researchers and their managers who work, or plan to work, within the research, development, extension and adoption (RDE&A) sectors. The aim is to help scientists improve their science communication and project management skills, and understanding of key concepts like networking, dealing with rejection and career planning. Click here

Read about finding fake papers

Poorly automated translation or software that attempts to disguise plagiarism? Read about ‘Tortured Phrases’ in journal articles. Click here

Chill out in the deep sea

Give yourself a few moments to chill out with a deep-sea octopus Click here

Learn about colour

Watch this fascinating tutorial on how humans respond to and interpret colours, and learn how this can impact on the interpretation of your science key messages. Click here

Gummy Bear pedigree

Who knew that gummy bears were actually a great tool for science communication?! Click Here

Gummy Bear pedigree

18–24 October 2021
Taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and tell us about the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form. Every count helps. Click Here


If you’re a woman in STEM, come join our short networking sessions! We’re constantly tweaking the format as we get to know each other and build confidence, but it’s always a lot of fun and a really great positive boost.

Sativus Pty Ltd will be holding another #WinS session on Thursday 30th September at 2.30am (AEST). It’s only a half hour, and you’ll get to practice networking while building confidence in a safe, informal, space.

Email Kylie to get the Zoom link.

We’d love to have you there!

FREE monthly Webinar

Background work before writing a grant
Wednesday October 20 @ 12:00 PM (AEDT)

There is actually a lot of work required before you start putting pen to paper when preparing an application for research funds. This webinar will take you through the realities of applying for funding, how to better understand the priorities of those providing the investment and the importance of being able to clearly articulate your project outcome. Bringing together these elements into your applications will improve your chances of receiving funding.

Register here

*All information including events and links are correct at time of publishing.


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