Meet Ingrid McCarthy, inspiring the Australian Capital Territory one young mind at a time How many jobs introduce a person to a Nobel Prize winner one day, and a dalek the next? New Inspiring Australia ACT program manager Ingrid McCarthy has done just that, commencing her role just a few weeks before National Science Week.
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Meet the winners of the Australia Museum Eureka Prizes for Science Communication & Journalism Speaking science underwater – Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research Professor Emma Johnston describes Sydney Harbour as her laboratory. It’s a laboratory that bears the impacts of four million people living nearby, not to mention a century of
Launch today at 11am, Friday 17 April: South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA A tent full of butterflies, neuroscience for kids, and pop-up science at AFL games…IA SA reborn A big day for Inspiring Australia in South Australia today with the launch of the next phase of the program. The $1 million state-wide initiative to
By Jackie Randles After 18 years of National Science Week celebrations, Sydney science stakeholders will this year join forces to present a Sydney-wide science festival in order to make a greater impact and broaden this year’s offering to include research institutions, universities, business, engineers and community organisations. The decision for several presenters to unite under
It’s commonplace for organisations to regularly evaluate and report on their activities and processes to ensure that they are working well. Evaluation allows companies to benchmark themselves against competitors, identify strengths and weaknesses, expose gaps and pursue new opportunities. So how well do science communicators fare when it comes to this kind of analysis?
Scientists are using the cameras of the Desert Fireball Network to capture photos of meteors and then triangulate where they land. By doing so they can find out what the meteorites are made of and where they came from in the Solar System—all so that they can learn more about how the Earth and other
Lights! Camera! Science! Passionate Aussie scientists are in the spotlight talking science. No jargon, no lab coats – props, music and poetry optional. But they’ve only got 3 minutes. Join us in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide for the State Heats of FameLab Australia – a competition that gives early-career researchers the chance to talk about their science
Many great things have come out of the Inspiring Australia program, but the real achievement has been to establish a model for coordinating science engagement, with the challenge now for scientists and communicators to keep working together to make the most of this opportunity.
Young people are telling stories about themselves and their environment at science and art workshops in the New South Wales towns of Wilcannia and Wagga Wagga. They’re part of the dLab National Program, started by dLux Media Arts as a way to help regional youth contribute to their communities and shape their own future.