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SocialNUI PhD student Deepti Aggarwal makes the finals at Fresh Science

PhD student, Deepti Aggarwal was among 10 finalists in this year’s Fresh Science (Victoria) competition.

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.

The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.

Deepti Aggarwal with the other Fresh Science finalists

The 2017 Victorian Fresh Scientists are:

  • Elizabeth Christie, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Claire Foldi, Monash University
  • Priscilla Johnston, CSIRO
  • Jake Martin, Monash University
  • Erin McGillick, Monash University/Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Pakorn Poksawat, RMIT University
  • Priyanka Reddy, La Trobe University and Agriculture Victoria
  • Muhammad Munir Sadiq, Monash University
  • Deepti Aggarwal, University of Melbourne
  • Cara Timpani, Victoria University

Deepti got to participate in a training session coordinated by Fresh Science Victoria and held at the Royal Society of Victoria on Tuesday 28 November.

She then had the opportunity to pitch her science to business and government at the Royal Society of Victoria on 29 November, and again to a more informal crowd of supporters at a Pub Night at the Belgian Beer Cafe on Southbank on 29 November. Her biggest challenge: spruiking her work in the time it takes a party sparkler to burn out!