Veena Sahajwalla

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The Science 50:50 initiative has a simple premise – since half of the population is female, why not also half the scientists and technologists?

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More than 200 female high school students heard inspiring stories from leading female scientists and industry representatives at the Sydney launch of UNSW's Science 50:50 initiative.

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A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra. 

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If we want to secure Australia’s future prosperity, challenging the stereotype of the scientist as a man in a white lab coat is a good place to start, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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Mixed plastic and glass waste is set to become a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8.8 million “green manufacturing” research hub at UNSW led by Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla.

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We need innovation in education now if Australia is to build the modern infrastructure and internationally competitive industries of the future, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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Consumers expect products, including cars, to be recyclable, but there's no easy way to weigh up the green credentials of the materials being used, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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Veena Sahajwalla has become the first Australian to deliver the global iron and steel industry's most prestigious lecture, outlining the industry's role in solving the world’s growing waste problems.

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Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

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Federal Industry Minister Kim Carr launched the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology this week, hailing it as an important model for Australian collaborative research and development.

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