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About the Young Tassie Scientists Program

The Young Tassie Scientists 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, present talks and demonstrations, and provide hands-on activities to school groups at both primary and secondary levels and the wider community.

The Young Tassie Scientists are typically early career researchers who are dynamic and passionate about their work, and who are enthusiastic about interacting with a wide range of audiences.

The Young Tassie Scientists program has been running annually during National Science Week since 2003.
National Science Week is Australia’s largest national festival, raising community awareness of the value and relevance of science, acknowledging Australia’s scientific achievements and inspiring young people to investigate careers in science, engineering and technology.

And the real force behind National Science Week is the hard work and creativity of hundreds of people who each year volunteer their time to make the events, activities and programs happen – including the Young Tassie Scientists!

The Young Tassie Scientists help engage and motivate students about science and broadens awareness of the types and variety of exciting careers available, and provide teachers with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of current research. And the program helps showcase to the community some the world-class research that’s being done in Tasmania.

Young Tassie Scientists 2007 is made possible by National Science Week funding from the Department of Education, Science and Training, and is also supported by the Department of Economic Development and the University of Tasmania.

Please select the following links for information in relation to previous Young Tassie Scientists sites: