Science in Practice - Developing our World (1pm-4pm) & Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop (11am - 1pm)

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Location CT Building and Foyer, Callaghan
Date Saturday, 18 August 2018

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Celebrating National Science Week, the 1-4pm activities for the whole community will:

  • Showcase the Faculty of Science's practical research and activity
  • Host interactive science activities*; and
  • Be preceded by the 11am-1pm Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop

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.


  • 11am - 1pm - Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop – build your own mini Electric Vehicle
    • 12.00pm - 2.00pm -  BBQ hosted by Rotary
  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm - Hands-on interactive science
  • 2.00pm - 3.00pm - Speaker Presentations (6 minutes per topic) and Q & A

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

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