Up for a gong
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the national Cooperative Research Centre Association annual conference in Melbourne next week.
PhD student Mika Peace is one of six finalists in the Showcasing Early Career Researchers award. Mika, from the Bureau of Meteorology, will give a five minute presentation on her research into the interactions between fire and the atmosphere. There were 51 entrants in this category so it is a great feat for Mika to get this far.
Two Bushfire CRC projects are short listed as finalists in the Excellence in Innovation Awards: the Community Safety research conducted through Prof John Handmer at RMIT University, and the Phoenix bushfire modelling research under Dr Kevin Tolhurst at the University of Melbourne. We congratulate all our finalists and wish them luck.