26 September 2023

National Science Week to excite minds

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The Department of Industry, Science and Resources is gearing up to celebrate National Science Week next week (13-21 August) with more than a thousand events to take place across the country.

Launching the Week, Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic said National Science Week was Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

“Each year, events highlight the importance of these fields and the impact they have on the world in which we all live,” Mr Husic said.

“Australia is home to some of the best and brightest scientists and researchers – and it’s an incredible talent pool that we want to grow,” he said.

“National Science Week is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our scientists who are making our world a better place.”

Mr Husic said Government was supporting 35 National Science Week projects across the country, from searching for dinosaur footprints in Victoria, to conducting community hands-on experiments in Western Sydney woodlands.

He said the Week would highlight First Nations science with a number of events showcasing the deep scientific, technological and engineering insight in First Nations knowledge systems.

“The schools theme for National Science Week 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye,” the Minister said.

“Teachers and students can join activities celebrating the roles glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs.”

Further information on National Science Week events can be accessed at this PS News link.

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