Australian Capital Territory

Inspiring the ACTFor more information about Inspiring Australia activities and achievements in the Australian Capital Territory, please contact:

Ingrid McCarthy
Phone: +61 407 070 769
Email: Ingrid.McCarthy@cbrin.com.au

inspiringtheact.org.au


Updates

    The Dish and the Discovery Centre: science tourism in the national capital
    30 August 2016

    Inspiring Australia ACT is working the tourism industry and the National Capital Attractions Authority to put Canberra’s science on the tourist map. When American TV presenter and space historian Amy Shira Teitel (pictured) visited Australia for National Science Week in 2016, she couldn’t wait to get to the ACT. After all, the first images beamed

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    Talking innovation with top young scientists
    30 August 2016

    For 30 years, the National Youth Science Forum has been bringing Australia’s top year 12 science students to Canberra for a summer school to nurture and encourage the nation’s next generation of science leaders. In 2016, innovation was on the agenda for the first time, thanks to Inspiring Australia ACT and its host organisation the

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    Serving up a healthy dose of science to ‘wellness’
    30 August 2016

    How a hot topic and the connections of the Inspiring Australia network can bring together an unlikely combination of mainstream media, academia and consumer advocacy to explore science and reach bigger audiences. During National Science Week ‘Bringing Science to Wellness’ attracted an audience of 300 people. Now it’s reaching tens of thousands more online. And

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    From bunny tails to comet trails
    27 October 2015

    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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    Inspiring Australia’s 2014: science hubs, pubs, apps and more
    19 December 2014

    Another year is nearly over, but science engagement carries on—and so does Inspiring Australia. Now in its fourth year, the Inspiring Australia strategy unifies state and national efforts in science communication. It’s giving individuals the chance to be part of citizen science initiatives; getting scientists and organisations to think about, and develop, improved ways of

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    Inspiring Australia into 2014
    5 February 2014

    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....

    Five million science fans can’t be wrong
    19 December 2013
    ScienceAlert

    It started in 2005 as a humble website, but the Canberra-based ScienceAlert is now a social media superstar, having reached the milestone of 5 million fans on Facebook....

    Dropping SCOM BOMBs live online
    19 December 2013
    Will Grant and Rod Lamberts, hosts of the SCOM BOMB

    A science communication voice for the downtrodden, for the juvenile and for the irreverent is lacking no more. SCOM BOMB, a weekly Google Hangout presented by the good Doctors Rod Lamberts and Will Grant, drops bombs on the communication of science and the science of communication....

    Leading science peak bodies to form a unified voice
    2 September 2013

    The new Science Sector Group will harvest the passion of leading non-government science organisations to conduct joint public education campaigns for emerging scientific issues that have the potential to become controversial....

    Inspiring ACT
    12 June 2012

    ‘Sciencycle’ the busking bike, science updates its status, young migrants discover the potential of science and more....