SA National Science Week grant recipients announced!National Science Week 2023 with a simple graphic of an old fashioned lightbulb on the left of the text

The South Australian (SA) National Science Week Committee is thrilled to announce the winners of the SA National Science Week Grants. The projects from protons to drones, from Lego to VR, there is something for everyone. The grants provide funding to local organisations enabling them to deliver unique events and activities that fostering scientific engagement across SA during National Science Week.

The winning projects represent a diverse range of organisations showcasing different STEM disciplines and engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds. From interactive workshops to citizen science initiatives, these initiatives promise to captivate and inspire communities throughout National Science Week.

Nineteen grants were awarded, with seven being awarded to projects in regional South Australia.

  • 2023 Mt Gambier Science and Engineering Challenge – Lakes Rotary Club, Mt Gambier
  • A Night of Astronomy presented by the Astronomical Society of SA – Stockport Observatory Astronomical Society of South Australia
  • Barossa Science Extravaganza – The Barossa Council Public Library
  • Bricks in Motion Science Week Launch – City of Marion Library
  • Food Down to a Science – Waite Research Institute
  • Fun for fur and feathers – how we enrich the life of zoo animals – Zoos South Australia
  • #HackTheDrones – WeCollaborate
  • Harnessing curiosity and connection in nature: a STEMM-inspired experience for girls and women – Nature Play SA
  • Inside Out – Tutti Arts Inc Barossa
  • Investigating Critical Corridors – Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch
  • Lines in the Sand: 200 years of Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS – Royal Society of South Australia
  • Mount Gambier Science Fair – The Science Collective
  • Night Lab: In Our Element – South Australian Museum
  • Ocean Science Day – Flinders University Marine Biology and Aquaculture Club
  • Science Week in Naracoorte – Naracoorte Library
  • Shining new light on traditional skills – SA CWA
  • STEMM in Film – Sharing and discovering STEMM through media – The Royal Institution of Australia
  • Under the scope – series of activities – City of Tea Tree Gully Library
  • What is Proton Therapy? – SAHMRI

Dr Jacqueline Stephens, Chair of SA National Science Week committee
“We are thrilled to congratulate the winners of the Small National Science Week Grants. These individuals and organizations have demonstrated their commitment to promoting scientific curiosity and knowledge within their communities. We are excited to see their projects come to life during National Science Week and witness the positive impact they will have.”

National Science Week runs from 12 to 20 August 2023.

For more information about National Science Week and the Small National Science Week Grants, please visit Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ScienceWeek and stay updated on the exciting events happening in your area.

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