June 27, 2016
National Science Week 2016 brings STEM careers to you through a one-stop shop for education and opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths: the Science Alive! Careers Day on Friday August 5th from 9am-3pm.
If you’re currently in year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 (or a teacher of such students), this event is for you.
But don’t worry, there are no boring lectures or mind-numbing movies. Instead, you’ll wander about at the Adelaide Showgrounds (sorry, no fairy floss) being inspired and informed. And you’ll be able to actually DO stuff. You know, try things out. Give equipment a go. Use your minds and your hands.
If biology and inventing stuff tickle your fancy, BioSA will inspire you with success stories. For example, how about coming up with a new way to health-check embryos in IVF?
But wait, there’s more! Science also covers mining, water, defence, the environment, medical research, forensic science, engineering, astronomy, robotics and electronics. You can learn all the dos and don’ts to cover all these options at The Science Alive! Careers Day.
And of course a celeb is lined up. The Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman is going to drop in (get it? surfing pun right there) and present a few shows. He’ll tell you about Australian science and scientific discoveries that will blow your mind. And some stories…like the one about when that he studied physics at high school just to try and meet a girl.
If you think this event will be popular, you’re right. Last year 5500 students came along. So book early and to get your science career kick-started.