CSIRO Alumni newsletter archive

We send out regular e-newsletters to all our alumni members.

Please see below for previous editions:

Apr 2024: Register for our Healthy Ageing event and hear about our recent CSIRO Alumni panel for CERC Fellows and find out about Innovate to Grow courses and opportunities to get involved with CSIRO programs like RV Investigator and GenSTEM.

Feb 2024: Read about our 2024 scholarship winner, the latest CSIRO news, check out the events coming up later in February and learn about the work that Dr Nick Cutmore and MRead are doing.

Oct 2023: Understand the cost of Australia’s energy transition, join us at SXSW Sydney, hear about events, the latest news and what some of our alumni are up to. Take the opportunity to join courses and make the most of our publishing offers.

July 2023: Read about our new Chief Executive, the latest events, feedback from our alumni survey, our alumni volunteers and find out about free courses and opportunities to get involved. We are calling out for alumni in the US and launching more courses for our ‘Ending Plastic Waste’ Mission.

Apr 2023: Read about our latest news, delve into the stories of Australia’s early female chemists, sign up to a range of events, hear about alumni members achievements, our upcoming courses and learn about the Microbiome one system health (MOSH) future science platform. We are also launching the CSIRO Graduate Program, so help us spread the word and recruit the next generation of inventors, innovators and change makers.

Jan 2023: Listen to our ‘Everyday AI’ podcast and read about the $34 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations fund. Register for ON Prime, our CSIRO Conversations event and learn about our scholarship winner. Celebrate our alumni member, Dr Steve Morton who won the Whitley Medal for 2022. Find out about opportunities with our iPhD program and the latest Innovate to Grow course.

Oct 2022: In this month’s newsletter you can read about our latest news, events, courses and hear from Nancy Schellhorn, one of our alumni who co-founded RapidAIM. Find out about opportunities to mentor our CERC Fellows or speak to our summer interns at Data61. Read our publishing advice for researchers and learn about the achievements of RV Investigator.

July 2022: Hear from CSIRO experts who contributed as authors to the State of the Environment 2021 Report, find out about events and courses. Join the CSIRO Lindfield Wine Club, celebrate the achievements of the innovative SMEs we work with and discover new job opportunities.

June 2022: We have launched a new recruitment campaign – ‘Impossible without you’ – aimed at finding Australia’s next generation of inventors, innovators and change makers, and attracting them to CSIRO. We are looking for people from all disciplines – from digital to engineering, biology, physics, or chemistry and more – to join us to help solve seemingly impossible challenges for Australia.

Apr 2022: Read about our mission to End Plastic Waste, the launch of our National Bushfire Research laboratory. Hear about upcoming events and read about our alumni who have started their own companies. We have a range of volunteering opportunities for mentors – giving you the chance to get involved! Following our recent ‘Healthy Ageing’ event, there is a special book offer for alumni members.

Jan 2022: Read the latest news with the launch of the National AI centre, HyResearch portal and our 2022 CSIRO Alumni Physics scholarship winner. Hear about upcoming events and how you can be involved in future CERC Fellows panels. Read about one of our alumni who has been leading the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines. Get involved and join the NSW Alumni committee, look up the latest jobs and take advantage of our CSIRO Publishing summer sale!

Oct 2021: Read our recent news highlights and hear about upcoming events, job opportunities and the CSIRO Alumni Physics scholarship. Hear from one of our alumni working with BARLEYmax®, get ready for Christmas with CSIRO Publishing offers and help us to update our CSIROpedia records.

Aug 2021: Learn about CSIRO’s Hydrogen Mission, Dr Rob Grenfell explains why it’s important to get vaccinated, join us for online events and applications are open for ON Prime. Read about our award-winning alumni members, get ready to apply for the CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics and find out about jobs, online journal offers and help us promote the alumni network.

July 2021: Focus on mentoring – Find out how you can get involved in a range of mentoring opportunities and activities through the CSIRO Alumni network. CERC Postdoc Mentoring program, Mentoring NOW, Career Advice for Researchers and more.

Apr 2021: CSIRO’s part in US next-gen solar thermal technology, the Plastics Innovation Hub, exclusive access to the new ‘CSIRO Says’ event series along with many other presentations and talks. Read about the GenSTEM program, apply for sea time on the RV Investigator and hear news from other alumni members.

Feb 2021: CSIRO’s Circular Economy Roadmap, upcoming events including the annual CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics, courses available for alumni and learn about opportunities to get involved and volunteer with STEM Professionals in Schools.

Nov 2020: Launch of our new alumni website, congratulations to Dr Cathy Foley, Australia’s next Chief Scientist, volunteer as a mentor to one of our CERC Postdocs and hear about events, jobs, online journals and special offers from CSIRO Publishing.

Sept 2020:  Read about our work;  the latest vaccine agreement, reducing cows’ methane, marine heat research and take a tour of the ACDP. Join us at online events – Space Tech symposium, discuss the Future of Meetings and attend the alumni-sponsored Sir Alan Walsh lecture. Great offer from CSIRO Publishing with free standard postage for alumni members.

Aug 2020: Our latest research, reassessing Australia’s National Outlook post Covid-19, news from our CSIRO teams. Online event calendar and virtual journals. Learn about our Commercialisation Marketplace

May 2020: COVID-19 is unprecedented, but we’re not unprepared – read more about our research. Invitation to our Quantum roadmap launch, the new leaders appointed for Data61 and Manufacturing and celebrate the success of some of our alumni.

Apr 2020: Hear about our Covid-19 research as CSIRO begins testing vaccines. Hear from the experts and let us know if you are working on coronavirus projects

Feb 2020: CSIRO role in bushfire research, Join us at networking events, Get involved in the alumni network, learn about our Global Partnerships, contribute to CSIROpedia and celebrate the Australia Day honours recipients

Oct 2019: Solving Australia’s greatest challenges, read about our key challenges. Attend some of our key events and hear about those you may have missed. Learn about ORCID for researchers and follow us on LinkedIn. We are keen to set up more events for Post Docs and encourage alumni to get in touch if they’re interested in sharing their experience and career advice.

July 2019: Networking and Collaboration: Join us at alumni events, “Where are they now?” – a series of alumni profiles, Volunteer as an Alumni Expert Advisor, Learn about the science of networking and hear about CSIRO Singapore.

April 2019: Welcome from Dr Anita Hill, “Get Involved” by Dr Martin Cole, Events, Join the Discussion, Hear about CSIRO USA and our latest book on Gut Health