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 11 August to Sunday 19 August 2012.
The Faculty of Science will host a number of public and schools events during the week, including:
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 and the WA Museum.
The Science Café is held in Winthrop Hall as part of National Science Week. Professor Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, hosts the 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 two guest speakers during the event.