Next week is National Science Week, and many STEM professionals will be venturing out of their labs, returning from the field, or leaving their classrooms and offices to share their science and technology with the Australian public.
This year, National Science Week will play host to more than 2000 events and programs between 11-19 August, all around the country.
There are quite a few events linked to Science & Technology Australia and our members this year, but we encourage you to check out all there is to offer in your state!
- Women in Physics Lecture Tour – Sydney
Organised by the Australian Institute of Physics, UK plasma physicist Ceri Brenner works on the most powerful laser, delivering a packet of light a thousand billion billion times more intense than sunlight on a hot summer’s day. Hear her speak about her work and how it will transform imaging technology in healthcare, aerospace, nuclear and engineering.
- Tall tales of science – Adelaide
Can you pick fact from fiction? Some of our Superstars of STEM will be gathering in Adelaide to share something weird or wonderful – but it’s not all true! Can you pick who is telling tall tales?
- Parasite Paradise – the Art Gallery of Ballarat
With funding from Inspiring Australia, the Australian Society for Parasitology has entered into a unique partnership with a group of artists in Far North Queensland. Explore the science of parasites through art Parasite Paradise.
- Music and memory – Sydney
Memory and music are intimately connected. A piece of music can suddenly transport us back in time to relive defining events from our past, strengthening our sense of self and connection to others. Join Superstar of STEM, Muireann Irish, at City Recital Hall.
For a full list of events and programs, be sure to visit the National Science Week website. You can also see some of the Science Week stories on social media via @Aus_ScienceWeek, @SciWkMedia and #ScienceWeek on Twitter, or National Science Week on Facebook.