'Science in Practice: Developing our World'

To celebrate National Science week, The Faculty of Science will hold their Science in Practice day on Saturday 17 August 2019. Last year over 500 people participated in activities for the whole family including:

  • A range of displays to showcase the Faculty's research
  • Interactive science activities *
  • A Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop
  • Speaker presentations

SMART Program, Electric Vehicle and interactive science displays including: home-made solar cells, rocks and minerals, earthquake machine, magic beads (water absorption), hovering magnets and more.

Presenters and topics:

  • Electric and eclectic (Emeritus Prof Tim Roberts) –  Environmental Science
  • Paint-on Energy (Dr Matthew Griffith) – Physics
  • Designing for data (A/Prof Peter Howley) – Statistics
  • Microbial beasts, yeasts and ancient reefs (Prof Brett Neilan) – Biological Sciences
  • Horses for courses (Emeritus Prof Tim Roberts) –  Environmental Science
  • Do you see me? (Prof Kristen Pammer) – Psychology
  • Wildlife restoration (A/Prof Matt Hayward) – Environmental Science
  • Quantum mechanics and nanomaterials (A/Prof Vicki Keast) – Physics
  • People parts and androgen production (Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Lee Smith) – Biological Sciences

For more details contact: FSCI-Community-Outreach@newcastle.edu.au