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2020 Queen's Birthday awardees Jackie Craig, Neil Bryans and Ian Sare

2020 Queen's Birthday Awards to DST Alumni

October 31, 2020

Congratulations to DST alumni Jackie Craig, Ian Sare, Neil Bryans and Garry Brown on being recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

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October Connections now out

October 09, 2020

Registered alumni can now read the October Connections magazine for the updates on DST research and staff news. 

Once logged in, click here.

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SAVE THE DATE! DST Fishermans Bend 80th Anniversary Celebrations 25-29 November 2019

November 12, 2019

This year, DST celebrates the 80th anniversary of our Fishermans Bend site, celebrations are scheduled for the last week of November to coincide with the DST Achievement Awards which, this year, will be held in Melbourne.

We hope that you will be able to join us for at least one of the following events:

Monday 25 November

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Aussie inventions that changed the world!

June 12, 2019

DST's flagship innovation, the Black Box Flight Recorder, will feature in Foxtel's new series 'Aussie inventions that changed the world' on Monday 5 August 2019

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April Connections now out

May 03, 2019

Registered alumni can now read the April Connections magazine. 

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Asian Physics Olympiad 2019—Volunteering Opportunity (Adelaide)

April 11, 2019

From 5 to 13 May, 200 of Asia’s best and brightest physics high school students (including an Aussie eight-member team) will be in Adelaide for the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO).

Alumni Christine Scala and Brian Dixoneither side of Professor Schonberg, with Stephen Cimpoeru (left) and Shannon Ryan of DST.
Alumni Christine Scala and Brian Dixoneither side of Professor Schonberg, with Stephen Cimpoeru (left) and Shannon Ryan of DST.

Alumni at Black Box Lecture

March 28, 2019

Alumni Christine Scala and Brian Dixon attended the Black Box lecture on 7th March presented by Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Professor William P. Schonberg.

Professor Tanya Monro
Professor Tanya Monro

CDS Designate—Professor Tanya Monro

January 24, 2019

Defence has announced the appointment of Professor Tanya Monro as the new Chief Defence Scientist, effective March 2019. Professor Monro is a highly decorated scientist who joins DST from the University of South Australia.

Alumni Dr Jennie Clothier, Cliff White and Jim Smith catching up
Alumni Dr Jennie Clothier, Cliff White and Jim Smith catching up

2018 DST Achievement Awards and Farewell to Dr Zelinsky

November 17, 2018

A number of alumni accepted CDS’s invitation to attend the 2018 DST Achievement Awards ceremony held at DST Canberra on 16 November

L-R Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, Assistant Defence Minister, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Dr Andrew Piotrowski, recipient of the Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science 2018, Acting Secretary of Defence, Rebecca Skinner and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky
L-R Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, Assistant Defence Minister, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Dr Andrew Piotrowski, recipient of the Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science 2018, Acting Secretary of Defence, Rebecca Skinner and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky

Minister's Achievement Award for Andrew Piotrowski

November 06, 2018

Dr Andrew Piotrowski has received the 2018 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his innovative work in developing force protection systems that protect Australian soldiers from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).