Communications & Media

Students enjoy a taste of science of the future

Around 100 Year 11 and 12 students spent the evening at the University of Tasmania recently to get a taste of science of the future through ‘Catalyst Conversations.’

Aimed at grabbing the attention of students with a love of science and giving them a connection to the University, the event was held as part of National Science Week.

Guest speaker for the night was Mars One candidate Josh Richards who discussed the importance of science to humanity and why he was keen for one way trip to Mars.

Executive Dean, College of Sciences and Engineering, Professor Brian Yates said Catalyst Conversations was also a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the University’s upcoming students.

“I really enjoyed meeting who I hope are some of our future students,” Professor Yates said.

“Their enthusiasm for science is inspiring and they are already achieving great things including representing their school at the recent Science and Engineering Investigation Awards here at the University.

“I see great things ahead for each of the students who were able to attend and it’s our pleasure as staff to be able to give them one on one support.”

This year’s National Science Week boasted around 200 events including 30 Young Tassie Scientists ambassadors visiting schools around the State.

Published on: 24 Sep 2018 1:20pm