2022 ANU Student Research Conference Ambassadors
SRC Ambassadors are student volunteers who receive comprehensive training and support to empower prospective and confirmed student presenters and committee members. Ambassadors are also instrumental in promoting the benefits of the SRC program through the prism of their experience in the SRC program.
Applications for 2022 Ambassadors have now closed. You can view the 2022 Position Description (PD) under 'Reference Documents' on this page.
My name is Yimeng Cheng, a final-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) student at the ANU. As one of the Ambassadors for the Student Research Conference (SRC), my role is to share my experience with presenting at ACUR@ANU (an international undergraduate research conference hosted by ANU in 2021) and specifically to share general tips and advice based on my experience. As an international student myself, I am keen to help those from different cultural backgrounds find their passion in research.
Currently, I am investigating topics in judgement and decision-making domain. However, during the last few years of my undergraduate studies I have been involved in various research projects in social and clinical psychology.
My name is Sophia Ridolfo, a final-year Bachelor of Science (Adv) (Hons) student majoring in astronomy and astrophysics at ANU. I’m very passionate about research, and at an undergraduate level it is a particularly special opportunity to explore something you find interesting and contribute to your field. Currently I am a research assistant in astronomy and astrophysics, and gender diversity modelling at ANU. Presenting my research on star-forming regions in local galaxies at the ANU Student Research Conference in 2020 and ACUR@ANU 2021 was a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my skills further in communicating my research. I also had the privilege of sharing my experiences in undergraduate research with my supervisor in a keynote address at ACUR@ANU 2021. As a SRC Ambassador, I am excited to continue sharing my experiences in undergraduate research and encouraging students to get involved and share their research at the ANU Student Research Conference this year!
The ANU Student Research Conference team hosted the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Conference (ACUR@ANU 2021). This conference welcomed 143 student presenters from around the world over three days. The Conference attracted sponsorship from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the John Curtin School of Medicine and the ANU Gender Institute, and provided ANU undergraduate and honours students with an unparalleled opportunity to present, network and gain recognition for their research on an international stage. In partnership with ACUR and our sponsors and supporters, the ANU Student Research Conference team delivered the largest ever ACUR conference and the ﬁrst ever online ACUR conference.
More information about ACUR@ANU can be found at anu.edu.au/students/student-life/celebrating-undergraduate-research-at-acuranu
In 2020, the Conference was held online for the first time, and saw more than 70 ANU students presenting their research across the three-day program. Student presentations ran throughout the three days, and included research on international relations, quantum computing, COVID-19, art history and more.
In 2020, the ANU Student Research Conference also hosted a wide range of events which were open to all members of the ANU community.
Wednesday 16th September 2020:
- Keynote address- Lucy Kirk and Professor Imogen Mitchell: 'Young Voices, Big Impact' (9am AEST)
- Women in Academia Panel (11am AEST)
- Tips and Tricks for PhD Success panel (1pm AEST)
- How to Turn Your Social Science Passion into a Career panel (4pm AEST)
Thursday 17th September 2020:
- Keynote address- Lachlan Deimel: 'A guide to vaccines in the COVID-19 era' (9.30am AEST)
- Tips and Tricks for Honours Success panel (12pm AEST)
- Beginner's R (free statistical software program) workshop (2.30pm AEST)
Friday 18th September 2020:
- COVID-19 Research in the Time of a Pandemic panel (11am AEST)
- Preparing, Publishing, Published! How to Get Your Name on the Page panel (2pm)
- Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards (3pm AEST)
You can access the 2020 ANU Student Research Conference program here.
ANU Student Research Conference is fully funded by SSAF