National Science Week runs from August 13 to 21 and Dr Karl‘s free webinar is set to be a serious highlight
What is a black hole? What causes hiccups? What weird questions keep you up at night? Who better to answer your questions than Australia’s favourite scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
When: 11am -11.45am AEST Friday 19 August 2022
Dr Karl has qualifications in science, maths, engineering, medicine and surgery. He is the author of over 40 books as well as a popular broadcaster and media personality. He is known for his unique ability to make science relatable and engaging and is a passionate advocate for science and STEM education.
This live and free event is the chance for students to ask Dr Karl about the science and education questions they have always wondered about. Dr Karl encourages curiosity and all questions from attendees are welcome!
What else is happening at National Science Week?
The UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing
The UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing is a competition for Year 7-10 students in Australia. You’ll need to write an 800 word essay on this year’s topic – ‘What is science?’. There are amazing prizes up for grabs, and the winning essay will be included in the 2023 edition of NewSouth Publishing’s highly acclaimed anthology The Best Australian Science Writing.
Get your entries in quick! This competition closes Friday, August 19 at 5pm. Head on over to the competition page to enter.
Smash the glass ceiling with QUT
As a clever take on this year’s National Science Week theme – Glass: More than meets the eye – QUT is hosting a special Smashing the Glass Ceiling in STEM event featuring a women-only superstar panel.
Join the Careers with STEM crew on campus or online to hear from female QUT grads, academics and students at various stages of their science, IT and mathematics careers.
Find out what inspired them to study at uni, what challenges they’ve overcome in their career and what motivates them to keep exploring the unknown of their chosen fields.
More details here.
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Author: Cassie Steel
As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.