Welcome to Inspiring South Australia

Inspiring South Australia is about connecting the community with science and improving science literacy. Together with our partners and supporters, we work to engage diverse audiences in both our regional and metropolitan communities.

Stories and News

X, Y and the genetics of sex: Professor Jenny Graves awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2017

The PM Prize for Science recognises Jenny Grave’s 50 year, ongoing career in genomic and epigenetic research.

Newsletter: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Stay up-to-date with the latest news in mathematical education

Ignite your passion for science with Ignition

The Ignition Series is a new program of special presentations to connect young people with science

Science Week wrap-up on the Fleurieu Peninsula

We take a look at National Science Week on the Fleurieu Peninsula, which saw industry, academia, students and the public come together over solid science

National Science Week 2018 Grants Now Open

Kick-start your science event and apply!

Upcoming Events

Antarctica – A Soil Scientist’s Dream

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • The Kings Head 357 King William Street Adelaide, SA 5000

Ever wonder what life is like in Antarctica? Antarctica – A Soil Scientist’s Dream sees three research scientists talk about their experiences living and working...

Science Alive! Port Augusta

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Central Oval Sporting Complex Port Augusta

Science Alive! is back, but this time at Port Augusta. Science Alive! is heading out from it’s original home at the Adelaide Showgrounds to bring you...

Fresh Science in the Pub

  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 161 Melbourne St North Adelaide, SA 5006

Drinks, food, fireworks and science. Come and watch as young scientists present their work at a pub event with a difference. Fresh Science is a national...

Inspiring South Australia

The Inspiring South Australia program is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the South Australian Department of State Development, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the South Australian Museum.

Together we are working towards a society that critically engages with key scientific issues, a society that is inspired by science, a society that encourages young people to pursue scientific studies and careers, and a society that attracts national and international interest in its science.

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