Celebrating National Science Week 2022

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Celebrating National Science Week with Phenomics Australia, NCRIS, and the Department of Education.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and innovation. This year, National Science Week is Celebrating First Nations Sciences of the Land. Running from 13–21 August, there are lots of online events to check out, as well as activity ideas for people to do at home or in their neighbourhood. Most National Science Week events are free and open to the public. Search this year’s events by your favourite topics here.

The future looks bright for Precision Medicine research in Australia

Check Phenomics Australia video below.

We would like to thank Dr Twishi Gulati, Phenomics Australia National Service Coordinator (In vitro) at the Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG) (Peter Mac) and Dr Amee George, Manager of the ANU Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (ACTD) at the JCSMR (ANU) for their help in making this video. Footage credit to Benjamin Keough and Jamie Kidston (ANU Media).

Australia’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) ensures that researchers have access to the facilities, equipment and resources they need to produce world-class research. These resources range from supercomputers and microscopes to datasets and software platforms, all provided through NCRIS projects and facilities around Australia.

With the resources provided by 27 projects, researchers are working to understand asteroids, develop artificial intelligence, address climate change, improve health and wellbeing and much more. Check them all here.

‘ Project collaborators from the Department of Education and each of the NCRIS organisations acknowledge First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which this work was imagined and realised. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.”

Celebrating the first sciences of these lands, this year’s National Science week event holder booklet (2.9 MB, pdf), highlights the important contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander science and traditional knowledge make in understanding our world and our place in Australia. It contains examples of how science is everywhere, from the land to the skies and waterways.

The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. Celebrates the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs – plus investigating glass as a part of our sustainable future. The uses for and intrinsic nature of glass in science make it a suitable topic for investigation across all strands of science education. Learn more here.

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