Science in Practice: Developing our World
On Saturday 17 August The Faculty of Science celebrated National Science Week with Science In Practice: Developing Our World.
The day was a great success with over 350 attendees. Activities included:
Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop - The community chose from various parts to construct their own mini electric vehicle and then raced the vehicles around a track.
Hands-on interactive science activities - Earthquake machines, cup stacking, balance boards, hovering magnets, electrostatic generators, mind over matter, liquid nitrogen icy poles and various SMART activities.
Presentations on practical research - University academics presented 4 minute snap shots of their practical research.
Electric and eclectic - Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts (Environmental Science)
Paint-on energy - Dr Matthew Griffith (Physics)
Designing for data - Associate Professor Peter Howley - (Statistics)
Microbial beasts, yeasts and ancient reefs - Professor Brett Neilan (Biological Sciences)
Horses for courses - Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts (Environmental Science)
Do you see me? - Professor Kristen Pammer (Psychology)
Wildlife restoration - Associate Professor Matt Hayward (Environmental Science)
Quantum mechanics and nanomaterials - Associate Professor Vicki Keast (Physics)
People parts and androgen production - Professor Lee Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science (Biological Sciences)
Data Science, Integrated STEM and Scholarships - Associate Professor Peter Howley
NBN attended the day and interviewed Associate Professor Peter Howley, Assistant Dean of Community Outreach. The interview can be watched in full here.