Not all scientists fit the stereotype
of a middle-aged male with glasses
and a lab coat!
The Young Tassie Scientist program is aimed at raising awareness of the role undertaken by young scientists in different areas of scientific research in Tasmania.
It involves developing profiles of selected scientists and publicising these during National Science Week. Scientists also participate in key National Science Week events and present talks to school groups at both primary and secondary levels.
In 2004, the Young Tassie
Scientist program will also involve science/art collaborations with students from the University of Tasmania’s School of Fine Arts, who will create artworks inspired by the scientists’ research, resulting in an exhibition “eMerging” at Salamanca Arts Centre during National Science Week and the following Tasmanian Living Artists Week. School students are also invited to create artworks based on the science themes; these will form a concurrent exhibition, “eLemental,” on display at venues in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
The Young Tassie Scientist program aims to raise awareness of the value and relevance of science, engineering, technology and innovation; it assists in making connections between studying science and resulting jobs and careers; it helps to build a scientifically literate society - and it celebrates the excitement of science and innovation!
Read about the innovative work of these twelve young Tassie scientists who are not only making progress in their chosen field, but also have fascinating stories to tell.
Go to the Young Tassie Scientist website for more information on the scientists and their research.
Invite a Young Tassie Scientist to come and speak at your school before or during National Science Week (14 - 22 August).
For bookings, contact Fiona Taylor at the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology ph: 6226 2845 email: Fiona.Taylor@utas.edu.au
Involve your class in eLemental, the science art exhibition for school students, and create your own science-inspired artwork (painting, drawing, collage or digital image).
For more information, contact Kim Menadue ph: 0419 983202 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the eMerging and eLemental art exhibitions inspired by the work of the Young Tassie Scientists and held during National Science Week (see www.scienceweek.info.au for details of dates and venues).