In this episode Wes & Kelly celebrate National Science Week and are joined by Tanya Ha from the National Science Week team and Director of Engagement @ Science in Public. Along with Elysia Sokolenko from the University of Melbourne and Students of Brain Research (SOBR) as we talk about inspiring the next generation of scientists and discuss neuroscience and mental health.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week 2018 took place from August 11 to 19, with 2000+ events and activities expected around the country.
Tanya Ha is an award-winning environmental campaigner, best-selling author and science journalist. She is currently Director of Engagement at Science in Public and member of the National Science Week Team. You can follow her at @Ha_Tanya
Elysia is a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Medicine. She works at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health looking at electrical activity disruptions in association with dementia. You can follow her on twitter @elysciencea
You can follow National Science Week at: @aus_scienceweek
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