Inspiring Australia through science
Many events during National Science Week are about inspiring kids to get into STEM. But the week is just as inspiring for adults. For some examples of just how inspiring our science colleagues within the APS are, check out some of last month’s social media posts:
- Ever seen a cake like this amazing work of art created by the National Measurement Institute for their Brain Break morning tea?
- Test your skills with this brainteaser by the Australian Signals Directorate.
- For a laugh, check out this joke the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency came up with.
- Find out how STEM got people like Geoscience Australia’s Dr Steph McLennan into public science at #StemGotMeHere.
- The National Science Week Manager also shared his STEM pathway from chemistry to the best job in the APS!
- Be a citizen scientist. Enjoy the satisfaction of a few ‘aha’ moments and contribute to research by The University of Melbourne by taking the Aha! Challenge at http://www.ahachallenge.net.au
- Watch video profiles of Department of Industry, Innovation and Science staff on Twitter.
- See how Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation is using augmented reality to help students across Australia learn about the periodic table.
- Take heart from the Governor-General’s video, inspiring young minds to ask how they will improve our world using science, at the Governor-General’s Design Challenge facilitated by Questacon and the Australian Space Agency.
National Science Week is one of the major events run by the Inspiring Australia National Network. The Network is led and coordinated by Questacon, as the National Science and Technology Centre, and part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
There are Inspiring Australia Managers in the states and territories who help foster opportunities for all Australians to get involved in STEM activities by working with organisations, researchers, educators and others to encourage connections and build partnerships throughout the community.