By Sarah Cole

A graduate of our Presenting science course Caroline Le, from the Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), was recognised as the top talent among young career researchers at the annual CRC’s conference held in Melbourne in mid-May 2013.

The Young Career Researcher Award, conferred by the Cooperative Research Centres Association, celebrates good research, communicated well.

“The Econnect presentation skills course was fantastic and really taught me the fundamentals to presenting science,” says Caroline, a PhD student with Monash University.

“It has shaped all of my presentations to date, especially my CRCA Early Career Researcher presentation. The course taught me that presenting science involves telling a story rather than just stating facts, and reinforced this with some great practical exercises.”

Caroline presented on the impact stress has in accelerating cancers. Watch her presentation on YouTube: Cancer?…No Stress.

She competed against 5 other finalists from an initial national field of 51 applicants.

Another of our graduates, PhD scholar Monique Topp, was also chosen as a finalist. Her research searches for models that can predict and match ovarian cancer treatments to individual patients.

You can watch her presentation on YouTube: Personalised models to change the way we treat ovarian cancer.