Ron Johnston appointed to Expert Advisory Panel

Ron Johnston appointed to Expert Advisory Panel

IMNIS (Industry mentoring Network in STEM), the national mentoring program connecting researchers and industry mentors, has appointed Professor Ron Johnston as a member of an Expert Advisory Panel of senior business and academic leaders to advise on implementation of the scheme.

IMNIS is an award-winning industry-led mentoring initiative of ATSEthe Australain Academy of Technology and Engineering which connects PhD students with experienced industry mentors who provide advice and act as role models for industry-based STEM careers.

After successful pilots in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, IMNIS is rolling out nationally this year. Within the first three months more than one-third of Australian universities have agreed to join the program.

It aims to develop a new generation of industry-aware PhD graduates who, through engagement with industry mentors, expand their knowledge of, and appreciation for, research and development and commercial activities in relevant industries