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 February 2012
Tuesday 28
12:00 - CLOSING DATE - The Australian Brain Bee - neuroscience competition for high school students : Closing date for Round 1 registrations Website | More Information
The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) motivates young people to learn about the brain – and has been created to inspire students to pursue careers in neuroscience research.

As Australia’s only neuroscience competition for high school students, the ABBC is an event that will have you (...)

 March 2012
Thursday 01
9:00 - STUDENT EVENT - UWA Campus Challenge : Opening date for applications for current year 10-12 students Website | More Information
A event run in the July school holidays for prospective UWA students. Dates and program yet to be confirmed.

Campus Challenge aims to provide high school students with the opportunity to experience different aspects of university life through participation in academic, sporting (...)

9:00 - WORKSHOP - SPICE Learning Technology and Science Workshops : For high school science teachers Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)

9:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)
Friday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Sony ExploraScience – an interactive science museum More Information
Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Sony ExploraScience interactive science museum - a summer of science performances, blogging, media releases and workshop planning
Tuesday 06
13:00 - SEMINAR - Metabolic regulation of insulin secretion and the impact of exercise : School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: A large body of work has been produced in the laboratory of Prof. Newsholme detailing the importance of amino acids to insulin secretion. While long-term exposure to high glucose induces oxidative stress in beta cells, conflicting results have been published regarding the impact of ROS (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - America's Water Crisis and what to do about it : Trepidation and Inspiration for Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J Glennon, The Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Australia and the United States are both facing a water crisis. Recent and severe droughts, especially in Western Australia and in Texas, have (...)
Wednesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Responding to Marine Disasters Website | More Information
Ocean disasters of the last decade have brought to public awareness the significant consequences and threat to life on earth posed by tsunamis, climate change and industry accidents. In this public lecture, three expert commentators will offer their expertise on the future of disaster management in (...)

19:00 - TALK - The Moon, Apollo, Spaceship Earth and all that... More Information
Prof. O’Brien gives an illustrated talk linking together his careers of being Professor of Space Science in the USA during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the first Director of Environmental Protection and first Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in WA 1971 -1977, and his (...)
Friday 09
16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Film-making with Aboriginal and Malawian students More Information
The aim of this research is to examine Australian and Malawian students' connections between scientific and cultural knowledge through a story box activity and the production of short films.A total of 39 films were produced by students from Years 7-10 from a regional Aboriginal student group, a (...)
Monday 12
13:30 - EVENT - The Australian Brain Bee : Online quiz held in high schools during Brain Awareness Week Website | More Information
Round 1 (Online Quiz): During Brain Awareness Week 12-18 March 2012 and the following week 19-23 March 2012 - see website register and for further details.

The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) motivates young people to learn about the brain – and has been created to inspire students (...)
Tuesday 13
18:45 - STUDENT EVENT - Bayliss Youth Lecture 2012 : Super toxic chemicals, clan labs and halitosis*. International adventures in chemistry Website | More Information
Join Dr Bob Muir from ChemCentre as he blows apart the myth that chemists spend all their time in the lab wearing white coats and ignoring the outside world.

COST: The Bayliss Youth Lecture is free but bookings are essential and places are limited.

BOOKINGS: To book, visit (...)
Wednesday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Satellite Remote Sensing of Fire Website | More Information
Fire stick farming of hunter-gathers preceded the development of agriculture. Fire continues to be a major land management technique and contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In the last two decades satellites have provided at regional and global scales unprecedented amounts of data on active (...)
Friday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Pushing it up hill: Social psychology, climate change, and communication. More Information
I present an overview of some results from Australian national surveys of public beliefs about climate change, and other studies of some of the social processes underlying the public's understanding of climate change. I argue for the general views that beliefs about climate change are socially and (...)
Wednesday 28
9:45 - EVENT - Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum : Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum Website | More Information
students/graduates in Agriculture competing for Young Professionals in Agriculture Award' ; winners will be announced at 1.45pm by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Terry Redman
Saturday 31
9:00 - APPLICATIONS OPEN - National Youth Science Forum : A two-week program of science events for students about to enter year 12 Website | More Information
Applications open 31 March for 2013 program for current year 11 students. Go to the NYSF website to apply.

The National Youth Science Forum is a two weeks program of events in January each year for students about to enter Year 12 and who are considering going on to a tertiary education (...)

17:00 - FESTIVAL - Astrofest : An astronomical extravaganza Website | More Information
'Astrofest' is an astronomical extravaganza, featuring a range of interesting and engaging activities for anyone and everyone to enjoy whether they're 'astro-nerds' or 'cosmic-newbies'.

Astrofest will start before the sun sets, with displays, information booths 'space domes' and (...)

 April 2012
Sunday 01
0:00 - APPLICATIONS OPEN - National Youth Science Forum - 2013 : Applications through Rotary Clubs are now open for current year 11 students Website | More Information
The online application process is now open for keen science students currently in Year 11 who wish to be considered for selection for the 12-day residential "science immersion" program to be offered in Canberra and Perth in January 2013.

The National Youth Science Forum is a (...)

9:00 - EVENT - SPICE PD, Regional Visits and Travelling Scientist : The Travelling Scientist accompanies the SPICE team when they visit regional schools. The Travelling Scientist, a young PhD student, talks to students about their journey in science Website | More Information
SPICE Events are designed to expose high school science teachers to exciting new science by increasing interaction between teachers and researchers at UWA. They provide the opportunity for teachers to engage in current research and learn new ideas for the classroom, and usually contain a range of (...)
Wednesday 11
9:00 - CAMPUS VISIT - National Youth Science Forum : Next Step visits to University partners by NYSF 2012 participants Website | More Information
The National Youth Science Forum is a two weeks in January program of events for students about to enter Year 12 and who are considering going on to a tertiary education in the sciences. The Forum is run in three sessions: two in Canberra and one in Perth.

Selection of participants for (...)


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