Held on the 18th Aug 2019
at 1:30pm to
Are you a young Tasmanian who is passionate about our planet? Are you interested in learning more about current threats to our environment and how you can be part of solving them? Perhaps you are already doing something for your local environment, either in your school or community, and would be willing to share your story with others?
ReShape the World is an opportunity to hear from amazing young Tasmanians who are tackling environmental issues in their area, to find out about ground-breaking research being done to help protect our planet, to learn about study and career opportunities that can help you ReShape the future; and to explore current projects which you could be part of today!
The University of Tasmania’s College of Sciences and Engineering is passionate about our planet too; and would like to extend an invitation to the ReShape the World to all young Tasmanians and their families. For more information or to register your interest, visit: reshapetheworld.eventbrite.com.au.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Originally from Chicago, Christian Poyo has travelled around the world and observed how different countries approach sustainability and conservation. He is interested in pursuing a career that will allow him to make a positive environmental impact and has chosen to study Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania. Recently, he was involved in designing and building one of the 3mx3m Species Hotels which have been installed at Ross. This initiative is part of the Tasmania Island Ark project with Greening Australia, aimed at restoring vital habitat across the Tasmanian midlands, creating a stronghold for some of Australia’s most critically endangered animals.
Dr Sarah Lyden is a lecturer in Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering in the College of Sciences and Engineering. Her main area of interest is renewable energy and the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid, and she is also involved in teaching human centred design to year 1 engineering students. Sarah is passionate about science communication and is involved in many engagement and outreach projects.
Tom Ross is a Professor in food microbiology at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and Director of the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products. His research involves the development of knowledge, and its integration into mathematical models and computer software, to describe and predict the growth and death of bacteria in foods. This information can be used to decide everything from how long food can be kept, to how it should be stored and transported; and ultimately leads to a reduction in food waste.