Murdoch inspiring passions for science

August 10, 2017

Science time: Murdoch staff demonstrated forensic facial reconstruction at last year's National Science Week

Science time: Murdoch staff demonstrated forensic facial reconstruction at last year's National Science Week

Murdoch University researchers are set to unveil their latest discoveries for National Science Week.

The academics are involved in a whole host of activities on and off campus, beginning with the Perth Science Festival this weekend (12 and 13 August).

Many will also be venturing into local schools next week to share their passion for science and research with the next generation.

In addition, Murdoch’s Perth campus will play host to a series of nightly screenings for the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival (14-18 August).

“National Science Week is a great opportunity for us to share the incredible research and discoveries of our academics,” said Julia Lees, Murdoch’s Outreach Coordinator.

“Our activities help us to reach and inspire the scientists of the future, ensuring they understand more about the fascinating work being done here at the University.

“Murdoch is proud to be supporting this year’s theme of Future Earth, with many of our scientists actively involved in researching global environmental change and sustainability.”

Murdoch activities during National Science Week will include:

  • Interactive displays on the Murdoch stall at the free Perth Science Festival in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Also featuring will be Murdoch’s Live and Explosive Science Show at 11.15am on Saturday.
  • Demonstrations and workshops by Murdoch academics at Applecross Senior High School, Perth Modern and Baldivis Secondary College.
  • Promotion of forensic science and chemistry at the Chem Centre Open Day on 19 August.
  • Nightly screenings of science features, shorts, documentaries and animated films about science for SCINEMA. Each screening night will have a theme and a recommended audience, such as primary school children. More details are available here.
  • Hosting the Game Changer Awards on 20 August, which will reward and recognise excellence in the application of STEM and computational skills among WA school students.

National Science week runs from 12-20 August. Find out about studying science at Murdoch University here.

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