Biographical entry Vaile, Roberta Anne (Bobbie) (1959 - 1996)
- 25 June 1959
Junee, New South Wales, Australia
- 13 November 1996
Roberta Anne (Bobbie) Vaile was a senior lecturer in physics in the faculty of business and technology at the University of Western Sydney Macarthur. She was instrumental in forming the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Australia Centre there. It was launched in December 1995.
Educated Universities of Newcastle (BSc) and New South Wales (PhD). Senior lecturer in physics, faculty of business and technology, University of Western Sydney Macarthur, member of the SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at Parkes 1995-96. Australian Science Communicators Unsung Hero award 1995. Commemorated by a memorial garden at UWS Macarthur.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 8 February 2006