The Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team are launching an initiative designed to increase the visibility of diverse scientists and redefine the traditional representation of a scientist by displaying the images and stories of diverse science role models throughout history. As a part of this initiative, the Science EDI Team will commission the creation of up to 10 -12 portraits of diverse scientists to be displayed as part of a public Science History Walk which will be revealed during the Term 3 Open Day and O-Week. These portraits will also be accompanied by a QR code that when scanned will link to the Scientists biography and digital version of the portrait. Portraits will also be displayed at an Inclusive Science Series event in T3 with a panel discussion, exhibition, and reception on campus.
The Faculty of Science is seeking to work with current Science students to research diverse scientists and ultimately select individuals to be highlighted as a part of the Science History Walk. Students hired for this position will be responsible for delivering a 500-word biography on their Scientist(s) of choice along with supporting material that will form part of the brief for artists, and the basis of information displayed with portraits on the Science History Walk. Student assistants will be expected to spend a total of 10 hours on this project and will receive an hourly rate of $67.52 for their work. More information on this project and student responsibilities can be found in the student EOI and the slides from our project information session.