get involved

get involved

You can get involved with the 2009
Young Tassie Scientists program by:

Going to a Young Tassie Scientist event
(Devonport, Launceston Hobart)
or a UTAS Open Day

Taking part in FREE hands-on science activities hosted by UTAS
(for Year 5 – 12 students)

Emailing a Young Tassie Scientist
with your questions or comments

Young Tassie Scientist Events

Speed Meet a Young Tassie Scientist
Quirky, fun and informative, this interactive event will feature some of Tassie’s young scientists at the Imaginarium Science Centre. Like a ‘speed dating’ event, you’ll have the chance to meet four young scientists who will chat about their research.

Tuesday 5 August, 6.00 - 7.00pm,
Imaginarium Science Centre, 19 - 23 MacFie St, Devonport
For more details, phone: 6423 1466

Young Tassie Scientists @ QVMAG
Not all scientists wear lab coats and funny glasses! Come along and hear from Tassie’s best young scientists about their research and careers. The Young Tassie Scientists program aims to broaden the profile of science to students and the general public throughout Tasmania and provide insights into what it is really like to work as a scientist.

Wednesday 19 August, 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Nuala O’Flaherty Auditorium,
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk
Bookings essential: phone 6323 3798 or email

90 Seconds of Fame
90 seconds is all it takes to discover amazing science from Young Tassie Scientists and others! Powerpoint is strictly banned - how will they explain their work in just seconds? A fast-paced event, not to be missed!

Thursday 20 August, 5:15pm
University Staff Club,
Dobsons Rd, UTAS Sandy Bay
For more details, phone: 6226 2125

Unlock your future and explore your options in science, engineering and technology – as well as health sciences, business, education, law and the arts. UTAS Open Day includes a comprehensive information expo, course information sessions, tours of campus facilities and the opportunity to talk with staff and students - and of course, some of our Young Tassie Scientists! Find out more about your future study and career options in science, engineering and technology.

Sunday 16 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Launceston, Newnham and Inveresk campuses

Sunday 23 August, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Hobart, Sandy Bay campus

Saturday 29 August, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Burnie, Cradle Coast campus

Hands-on Science Activities at the University of Tasmania

Find out what it’s really like to work as a scientist! Students will have the chance to work on 2 - 3 inquiry based activities with University staff and students, and teachers will get ideas for activities to take back to the classroom. Held during Science Week at UTAS in Hobart. – FULLY BOOKED!

Held during Science Week in Burnie and Launceston, students can take part in a wide range of programsr -including balloon and electric-powered cars, renewable energy, electronics, electromagnetism and light and optics. Each session is tailored to suit the participating year group. – FULLY BOOKED!

Discover the amazing world of radio astronomy and see an impressive 26m radiotelescope donated to UTAS by NASA. Find out why radiotelescopes are important and explore the solar system through amazing 3D virtual reality shows. Dates: Monday 17 August - Friday 21 August Venue: Mt Pleasant Radiotelescope, Cambridge For more details and bookings, contact: Karen Bradford, phone 6226 2439 or email 50% discount on admission during National Science Week ($2/person)

Email a Young Tassie Scientist

Have a question or a comment?
Simply email yts@youngtassiescientists and don’t forget to include the relevant YTS name in the subject line.