Solve it with Science

We face some big challenges as a community and as a globe, and we are eager to share the stories of inspiring Australians who are working hard to help solve them.

Learn how we will #SolveitwithScience and the vital role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics plays in our lives - and ask yourself, what role are you, your community, your business or your government playing in the solution?

If you have a story that you think needs to be shared, get in touch!

Textile Recycling

Nolene Byrne from Deakin University

Textile waste is second only to plastics, and it's important that we address issues like fast fashion and sustainable production in order to #SolveitwithScience. Nolene is looking for better ways to transform waste textiles into new materials, to be sued in clothing, medicine, manufacturing and more.

Art Conservation

Michael Varcoe-Cocks from the National Gallery of Victoria

Michael leads the conservation teams at the National Gallery of Victoria - and they draw from the latest in science and technology to preserve important artworks for future generations.

Their work means the stories and ideas told through art can be shared with Australians for decades to come, find out how they are solving issues of ethics and preservation using science.

3D printing with metal

Michael Fuller from Conflux Technology

The applications of 3D printing in manufacturing are only just being realised, and Australian company Conflux Technology is at the cutting edge of 3D printing with metal. Michael is spearheading their innovative work.

Improving Photosynthesis

Ben Long from the Australian National University

Science has improved the way we breed, grow, harvest and use plant crops - fuelled by decades of research and allowing us to feed a growing population.
However, there is more to be done. For example, we haven't yet unlocked how to improve the process of photosynthesis.
If we can get plants to fixate carbon dioxide more efficiently, we can save water and further increase crop yields across the world.

Science skills for the next generation

Lynette Tan from Sir Joseph Bank High School

At Sir Joseph Banks High School, they have established a popular STEAM hub, which brings science and technology together with real world problems.

The next generation of Australians will be surrounded by new technology, and it's important that they are equipped with the skills to use it effectively and responsibly. The STEAM hub provides a fun and engaging space for students to experiment with the latest in science and tech.

Exploring the universe

Nick Tothill from University of Western Sydney

Nick runs the Penrith Observatory, conducting research and providing the community with an opportunity to explore the stars.

There is great value in pursuing our curiosity, as developments in machine learning and algorithms from astronomy are leading to better outcomes in many other fields of science and technology.

Clean and reliable water

Nicola Nelson from Sydney Water

Nicola leads the research team at Sydney Water, who are working on a range of ways to make the city's water cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable.

Her team are developing solutions using renewable energy, robotics, and molecular testing - producing some world-leading science and technology.