What happened at the AGM

A very, very big thank you to everyone who came to our Annual General Meeting, as a result of that meeting the following executive was elected:

President: Isaac Carney elected unopposed.

VP: Alex Trussell elected, after a vote.

Treasurer: Jessica Estephan elected unopposed.

Secretary: Tom Diep elected, after a vote.

Sports Officer: Mike Crawford elected, after a vote and Alannah Craig elected unopposed.

First Year Officer: Rachel Hu elected unopposed.

Aqua Regia Editor: Aneka Larsen and Madeleine Fitzpatrick elected unopposed.

Careers Officer: Tony Cai elected unopposed.

Social Program Director: Susie Lauer and Lucy Baker elected, after a vote.

Welfare Officer: Therese Apolonio elected, after a vote.

Publicity Officer: Rory Anderson and Cameron Hawkins, after a vote.

Sponsorship Officer: Fahad Ali elected, after a vote.

If you need to contact us for any reason, our details are available on the SciSoc website’s contact page.

Verge Festival

As some of you may know, there are fantastic events that happen at Uni without being organised by SciSoc (I know, how does that happen?) Well, I’ll tell you: some of our previous exec were moonlighting for other organisations, in this case the USU.

Basically I’m saying that James Colley, our former Vice -President, is one of the Directors for this year’s Verge Festival that is going for 3-12 October. From the It’s Alive Opening Party to the comedy of Project 52’s Ultimate Fringe Round Up and Carillonist By Request there are so many things to choose from. All of which promise to be amazing.

To find out more check out http://vergeartsfestival.com/

Bucky Ball! Last Call!

Bucky Ball 2012 banner

SciSoc presents its most anticipated event of the year, the annual Bucky Ball!

Theme: “The End of the World”–dress like there’s no tomorrow! Throw on your best apocalyptic outfit or your sharpest black tie attire!

Time: 8pm-12am

Date: September 22nd

Location: Hotel CBD Fourth Floor (Cnr York & King Street Sydney NSW 2000)

Pricing:
Access- $40
Non-Access- $50

TICKET SALES: Tickets exceptionally limited!
Arrange by email: icar4195@uni.sydney.edu.au to organise a time.
Otherwise join us on Wednesday @ SciSoc BBQ (Carslaw Lawns)

Sponsored by University of Sydney Union & Optiver

BBQ IV: SciSoc Trek: The Next Generation

Science: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship “SciSoc Enterprise”. Its continuing mission: to feed strange new worlds with sausages and veggie-patties, to seek out new life and new civilizations hungry for cheese, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Join the new crew of the SciSoc Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) as they begin their first voyage on Wednesday at lunchtime on Carslaw lawns.

Lunch is FREE with the shirt, $2 Access, $5 non-Access. Wednesday 12-2 Carslaw Lawns.

Starrring:
Isaac Carney as Patrick Stewart
Hari Bhrugubanda as Spock
and introducing:
Jessica Catherine Estephan as Wil Wheaton’s Number 1 Fan

New Scientist Writing Prize 2012

New Scientist Writing Comp 2012

The New Scientist Prize for Science Writing is now open for student articles and editorials from all the far reaches of science. The competition aims to enhance excitement and enthusiasm about science and science communication; encompassing discoveries, new and old, technology and social commentary on present uses of science in the community.

First prize will be $1,500, and the winning article will be published on the New Scientist website. Second prize will be $750 and third prize will be $250. The three winning entries will also be given a complementary yearly subscription to the New Scientist magazine.
If you would like to enter the competition, please see the How To Enter and Conditions pages for entry details and guidelines for submission. Please send all enquiries to info@newscientistprize.org.

Here’s more info

http://newscientistprize.org/enter/
Happy writing!

Bucky Ball 2012!

Bucky Ball 2012 banner

SciSoc presents its most anticipated event of the year, the annual Bucky Ball!

Theme: “The End of the World”–dress like there’s no tomorrow! Throw on your best apocalyptic outfit or your sharpest black tie attire!

Time: 8pm-12am

Date: September 22nd

Location: Hotel CBD Fourth Floor (Cnr York & King Street Sydney NSW 2000)

Pricing:
Access- $40
Non-Access- $50

TICKET SALES:
September 4th – September 17th
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 11am-3pm Manning Road Stalls.
Wednesday: SciSoc Barbeques Only (Carslaw Lawns)

Sponsored by University of Sydney Union & Optiver

Jumpstart Your Science Career!

Hey everyone,

Jumpstart’s back this semester on the coming Wednesday (5/09/2012). There’ll be a range of seminars for you Science students who are anxious about what the future holds.

Registration is imperative, but free!

There are also a number of workshops available provided by the Careers Centre if you wanted interview tips, tweak your resume or generally help your career seeking skills. There are also some guest seminars!

Here’s a link to that:

http://sydney.edu.au/careers/student_events_workshops/workshops/index.shtml

As for Jumpstart, here’s the registration link:

http://sydney.edu.au/science/cstudent/ug/jump/

Here are the seminars available on the night:

1: Careers in Medical Physics
2: Biology Beyond the Lab
3: Physics Graduates in Demand
4: Pathways in Psychology: Careers and the Registration Process
5: Careers in Computer Science