Faculty of Science

National Science Week

Science Week

National Science Week LOGO 2013

National Science Week 

  • Celebrates our talents and achievements in science, engineering, technology and innovation in Australia.

  • Provides an opportunity for all Australians to participate in events and activities that showcase science, engineering, technology and innovation.

  • Showcases sciences modern explorations, making science interesting, challenging, important, and of direct relevance to our daily lives, from the well being of our society to the environmentally sustainable growth of our economy.

  • Encourages younger people to consider continuing studies in science.

  • Connects science studies and science-based careers.

  • Fosters partnerships throughout the community.

National Science Week runs from Saturday 10th August to Sunday 18th August 2013.

The Faculty of Science will host a number of public and schools events during the week, including:

  1. Science Cafe
  2. SCINEMA Film Festival - science film, video and multimedia

Science Cafe for Girls event in Winthrop HallScience Cafe - Wednesday 14 August 2013

300 school students from around Western Australia will be invited to a morning tea along with around 80 scientists from a range of organisations including UWA, Curtin University, ECU University, Murdoch University, Scitech, DEC, CSIRO,WA Museum and SKM.

The Science Café is held in Winthrop Hall as part of National Science Week. Sarah Lau from the Chem Centre will be hosting this popular event, which gives students the opportunity to speak one-on-one with scientists to find out what inspired them to take up science and where their science careers have led them. In addition all students will have the opportunity to hear from Chris Smith - The Naked Scientist, who is the guest speaker for the event.

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scinema film festivalSCINEMA Film Festival

The UWA Library is proud to present Scinema, an event showcasing film, video and multimedia.

Scinema is screened in the Science Library foyer throughout National Science Week with a different short film featured every day.

Each day will feature short films on a different scientific topic:

Sunday 11th August 11am -1pm - Critters 

Monday 12th August 12:30pm – 2:30pm - Space 

Tuesday 13th August 12:30pm – 2:30pm - Sustainability 

Wednesday 14th August 10:30am – 1:30pm - Ideas 

Thursday 15th August 12:30pm – 2:30pm - Science 

Friday 16th August 12:30pm – 2:30pm - Human body 

The screenings are free of charge and open to everyone, not just UWA students and staff. 

For more detailed program information, please contact Julianne Filardi (julianne.filardi@uwa.edu.au Mondays –Wednesdays) or Su Zekulich (Suzanne.Zekulich@uwa.edu.au Thursdays –Fridays).

For more information on SCINEMA, please see http://www.csiro.au/scinema/index.html