Get ready for Sydney Science Festival with UTS academics

by | 10 Aug, 2017 | 0 comments

You'll find lots of familiar faces at this year's Sydney Science Festival. Read on to find out what's happening and how you can get involved...

We’re big fans of the Sydney Science Festival for making science fun and accessible for all people to participate, regardless of experience and study background. Sydney Science Festival coincides with National Science Week, the annual Australian celebration of science and brings a whole range of fun and educational events to the city. You can also catch many of the talented scientists at UTS around town, talking on topics from forensics to marine biology, and more…

Scientists of UTS, assemble…

You can catch Professor Shari Forbes as the festival keynote speaker in Cracking the World of Forensics, and find out why she’s called the ‘Sydney Sherlock’ as she talks about forensics, death and decomposition. Get your tickets on the Sydney Science Festival website.

Worms and honey, the unlikely heroes

Why not consider two questions you’ve probably never thought of before? First up, join Associate Professor Sheila Donnelly to contemplate if worms could be the answer to halting Multiple Sclerosis, then follow with something a little sweeter at as Dr Nural Cokcetin discusses honey as a potential antidote to antibiotic resistance. Book tickets now for UTS Science in Focus: Worms and honey, the unlikely heroes.

The algae revolution

How are we going to cater for an increased population in the future? Professor Peter Ralph and Dr Janice McCauley are proposing that we take the search off land and into the oceans. Make sure to book your tickets for their talk The Algae Revolution to find out why.

Something for everyone

Try a two-for-one with an event that combines science and diversity at A lab of one’s own: women in STEMM creating our future. There’s also UTSpeaks – Australia’s New Energy Ecosystem, and more at UTS Science Week events. And if you’re still left wanting after that, take a look at the other events happening around Sydney on the Sydney Science Festival website.

 

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