Submitted by Nicole Jones de Rooy for SimulationWeek
Welcoming students and junior researchers from science, technology, engineering and maths into the modelling and simulation community is vital for the future. As many of you will agree, sharing knowledge and having the opportunity to network, provides reciprocal long term benefits for individuals and communities that participate. The play on the STEM acronym signifies the vision to ‘grow’ our student and junior researcher presentation numbers and audience. The 2016 SimTecT team has advocated on behalf of students and junior researchers to make attending Australasian Simulation Congress more affordable and has invited students and junior researchers to participate in a Best Student Poster competition with a prestigious award of $2000. We look forward to meeting both students and junior researchers in Melbourne in September 2016.