The team at the Australian Technology of Science and Engineering, otherwise known as ATSE, joined the MTPConnect podcast to chat about the success of the one-year Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) program. It began as a pilot in 2015, funded by MTPConnect, and now has an extensive alumni group of over 900 members and over 500 leaders involved in mentoring Australia’s talented PhD students.
The Academy’s CEO Kylie Walker and IMNIS program Executive Director Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea discuss their recent alumni survey results and their involvement with MTPConnect’s new REDI initiative which will enable them to expand the program to international mentors and broaden mentoring to include emerging areas like digital health, regenerative medicine, cell and gene therapies and more.
Maggie and Kylie explain how PhD students can join the IMNIS program and find a mentor to help expand their career horizons, and also encourage those who want to be mentors to get in touch. The IMNIS program is all about connecting to a larger network and paying it forward.
ATSE applies science, technology and engineering expertise to solve the big issues facing our nation in a fast-changing world, and Kylie also touches on the challenges and opportunities that COVID19 has posed for ATSE and its members.