New South Wales

For more information about Inspiring Australia activities and achievements in New South Wales, please contact:

Jackie Randles
Phone: +61 2 9351 5198
Email: jackie.randles@sydney.edu.au

sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring


Updates

    Where’s wallaby? 45,000 citizen scientists help researchers save our species
    30 August 2016

    Wildlife Spotter is the online citizen science project for National Science Week 2016, undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the Australian Museum and six different wildlife research projects. Supported by funding through the Citizen Science package, it’s giving Australian from all walks of life an insight into the research process. Australia is a vast

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    The next generation of biomedical animators
    30 August 2016

    In 2012, VizbiPlus won a $350,000 Inspiring Australia grant to help three biomedical animators learn from the master—award-winning biomedical animator Drew Berry. They’re now applying their skills, telling medical stories, explaining epigenetics and demystifying gene technology. VizbiPlus is a joint project of two top biomedical research institutes—The Garvan in Sydney and Walter and Eliza Hall

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    Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern: from traditional knowledge to 21st Century Minds
    30 August 2016

    The annual Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern is demonstrating the value of traditional knowledge and contemporary Indigenous science. Now the National Indigenous Science Education Program has attracted the attention of PwC. Several years ago, Yaegl Aboriginal Elders approached Macquarie University scientists to help engage their youth with science and realise their potential. With the help

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    Diamonds, swarm intelligence, super-oysters, and seahorse sex: Inspiring Science at the local library
    30 August 2016

    Local Councils have great libraries and links to local communities, but limited connections to scientists. Universities have great scientists, but are concentrated on campuses. Inspiring Australia in NSW is bringing the two together in the Inspiring Science talk series at Ultimo Library. Have you ever wondered how ants, with brains smaller than a grain of

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    Supercharging innovation on the Sapphire Coast
    30 August 2016

    The Sapphire Coast Science Hub presented Australia’s first regional Innovation Week in Bega Valley in 2016, tapping the potential of science and innovation for regional economies and future jobs, and showing the strength of the grassroots networks of Inspiring Australia’s regional science hubs. Software developer Liam O’Duibhir and his Bega friends and colleagues are convinced

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    The Sydney Science Festival story
    30 August 2016

    It takes strong networks, good communication, and clout to bring together Sydney’s six universities, state and local governments, scientific and cultural institutions, and other organisations together under one National Science Week banner. The aim? To bring science to a city of 4.3 million people. For ten days in August 2016, the Sydney Science Festival saw

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    Neural Knitworks: award-winning community science engagement
    21 December 2015

    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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    Statins and Sydney Harbour: awards for spreading the word
    27 October 2015

    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

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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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    Lights! Camera! Science! FameLab Australia
    21 March 2014

    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

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