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Science Week grants open; saving snakes, shaking up share markets; and world-changing ideas

Plus more grants announced for student science engagement, Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners, and events and opportunities around the country. Science Minister Greg Hunt has announced grants for National Science Week 2017 AND funding to support science students participating in special science engagement activities and international competitions. As a National Youth Science Forum alumnus

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How are we Inspiring Australia?

This website shares ideas and stories of success from the Australian science community – which includes researchers, science communicators and educators – as well as events and prize opportunities from around the country. It is an initiative from the Inspiring Australia strategy, which was developed by the Australian Government to increase engagement and interest in the

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Prize for citizen science; World Science Festival; scientists in Poliwood; and a first taste of National Science Week 2016

News from Inspiring Australia 2016 is off and running. The #ideasboom is rolling out with briefings around the country through March. Citizen science has received a funding injection through the National Innovation and Science Agenda—you can: enter your success story for a new $10,000 prize for citizen science, share knowledge through a dedicated citizen science

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Unlocking Inspiration

A report reviewing the Unlocking Australia’s Potential program has been published. The report, Unlocking Inspiration, measures the success of the program in engaging more Australians in science, in establishing a suite of ongoing sustainable projects for Australia as well as highlights in areas such as citizen science, youth, indigenous engagement and commercial partnerships. The Unlocking Australia’s

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Neural Knitworks: award-winning community science engagement

By Jackie Randles Hazelhurst Gallery and Arts Centre was recently awarded best community engagement program at the IMAGinE Awards Museums and Galleries NSW for Neural Knitworks: craft a healthy brain, a community engagement project first developed for National Science Week 2014. Founded by textile artist Pat Pillai, the neuroscience awareness project was developed with the

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Knowledge 100: What if we treated scientists like rock stars?

Quantum computing, bionics, big-data, supercomputing, intelligent polymers and more. We’re good at innovation – just ask the Knowledge 100. Innovation is the zeitgeist at the moment, and what better time for The Australian to acknowledge those who are contributing to this space. From the big-data pioneers to the STEM heroes and knowledge brokers, there were

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Inspiring a nation of scientists

We’re excited to hear the Government’s plans on “‘inspiring a nation of scientists” announced as a part of the innovation statement. We’ll have more on these pages shortly, but meantime here is what the Government announced today: “An estimated 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries require science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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