International Graphics Processing Unit Hackathon officially launched in Perth

For immediate release – Monday, 16 April 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy’ s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), NVIDIA Corporation and Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre inaugurated the first Australian Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hackathon in Perth. During the launch, Pawsey representatives, participants and mentors were joined by U.S. Consul General, Perth, Rachel Cooke and other representatives from the U.S. Consulate. The ...
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New Fulbright Scholarships Mark a Century of U.S.- Australia “Mateship”

MEDIA ALERT June 6, 2017   New Fulbright Scholarships Mark a Century of U.S.- Australia “Mateship” Today, U.S. Rex W. Secretary of State Tillerson and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced the creation of four new Fulbright Scholarships to further enhance the long standing Fulbright relationship. The exchanges will advance scholarship in the priority ...
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AUSMIN 2017 Fact Sheet on the U.S. – Australia Relationship

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 AUSMIN 2017 Fact Sheet on the U.S. – Australia Relationship President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull affirmed the enduring bonds, deep friendship, and close alliance between the United States and Australia during their May 4, 2017 meeting. Together, ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: West Tech Fest – Perth Town Hall

(As prepared for delivery – December 8, 2016) Hello Perth! Hello West Tech Fest! I am delighted to be here! This is the third year that the U.S. Embassy and our Consulate General in Perth are not just participants, but partners with West Tech Fest and the OzApp Awards. It is a great way to ...
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Journey to Mars: DSS36 ushers in new era of U.S.-Australia space collaboration

– November 3, 2016 –  Australia and the United States have taken a major step forward in the Journey to Mars today with the launch of a new 34-meter antenna dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla. The completion of Deep Space Station 36 (DSS36) comes just two years after the launch of ...
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Speech: Inauguration of New Space Antennae Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre, Canberra

By Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso – (As prepared for delivery – November 3, 2016) As a boy growing up in New York, I, like millions of Americans and people all over the world, watched the moon landing live on television. What I did not know in 1969, and I suspect few outside Australia knew, is that those ...
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Vice President Biden announces new MOU, new funding as part of Cancer Moonshot

July 17, 2016 – Melbourne, A.U. Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that will make available an unprecedented international dataset to advance cancer research and care.  An MOU between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States, and Macquarie ...
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Nine Australians to attend President Obama’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Media Release – June 20, 2016   The U.S. Embassy in Canberra is “chuffed” to announce that nine Australians will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders ...
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A ‘Hawk Eye’ on Science…

Ambassador John Berry shared the stage with a very special guest this month to help launch the new Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University in Canberra. The much loved American actor turned science communicator, Alan Alda (that’s right, Hawk Eye from M.A.S.H!) was on hand to launch the ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at Opening of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science Building

Thank you Vice-Chancellor Schmidt. As an Australian-American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize laureate, I dare say that you are the embodiment of what brings us here today.  Americans – particularly the three Americans standing here with me right now – and Australians share an innate desire to improve the world by improving our understanding of it.  ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at Science in the Pub – March, 2016

(As prepared for delivery, March 7, 2016) As part of our countdown sequence for this evening, I invite everyone here to imagine traveling in outer space.  Imagine the distance, the speed, the immense horizon. Imagine the silence.  It is the stuff of fantasy turned reality. However, to travel the universe and to learn from it, ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Perth

  I am so excited to be here with all of you! The entrepreneurial spirit is truly alive and well in Perth. I am here today because President Obama has made entrepreneurship a key priority for achieving global economic prosperity.  He recently announced that the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit will take place this June in ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Ambassador’s Innovation Roundtable in Perth

Innovation is about change.  It is about seeking out the new and different instead of the tried and true.  American founding father (and inventor) Benjamin Franklin once said “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” By this measure, the United States and Australia are just getting started. We have brought all of you together today for ...
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