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VIC community and schools go lunar with National Science Week grants

Media release from Victoria’s National Science Week coordinating committee

Victorian schools and community groups will be a hive of activity with the delivery of grants from National Science Week, coming up August 10-18.

Over 290 Australian schools received grants from the Australian Science Teachers’ Association to engage students in fun and educational STEM projects. Of the 290 grants Australia wide, 45 Victorian schools received funding, with a further 4 schools receiving sponsorship from Cambridge University Press to run activities.

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Science Week – touching space and earth 10th-18th August 2019

Media release from Victoria’s National Science Week coordinating committee

New adventures in space, advances in AI and bionics, and closing the loop on sustainable futures. Discover how science is making the impossible possible – get involved this National Science Week, an annual celebration of scientific discovery in all its forms from August 10-18.

“I encourage all Victorians to get involved in National Science Week,” said Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist. “It is a great time to celebrate the fantastic science underway in Victoria, and to explore the knowledge and discoveries that will shape our future.”

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From the bionic ear to the ‘audiologist in your pocket

The Aussie hearing system you can set up yourself or for your gran: online and on your phone

From the bionic ear to the ‘audiologist in your pocket’ – high performance, low cost hearing for the four million of us who don’t want to admit our hearing loss

Images and background information below.

An Australian company has completed a trifecta of tools to help Australians take care of their own hearing without the stress and expense of audiology visits. It’s the product of decades of government-backed research. [continue reading…]

Fresh Science 2012 state finalists

This year, thanks to funding from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education through the Inspiring Australia initiative, and partners in other states, we’ve expanded the program to include state finals in:

Here’s the state finalists – we’ll announce the national finalists in the next week or so. [continue reading…]

L’Oreal Fellowships awarded tonight; national hearing survey and helping 10,000 patients via e-health

Tonight, three exceptional young women scientists will each receive a $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship to assist their research.

The 2012 Fellows are from Christchurch and Melbourne. Two are life scientists, one is a physical scientist. More here.

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L'Oreal Fellowships awarded tonight; national hearing survey and helping 10,000 patients via e-health

Tonight, three exceptional young women scientists will each receive a $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship to assist their research.

The 2012 Fellows are from Christchurch and Melbourne. Two are life scientists, one is a physical scientist. More here.

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2011 L’Oréal Fellows update

Tracy Ainsworth, Eve McDonald-Madden and Georgina Such.

The three L’Oréal Fellows for 2011 have been busy since they were announced on 23 August 2011.

Eve McDonald-Madden is in France, working with researchers at the National Institute for Agricultural Research to develop new strategies for the management of the impacts of climate change.

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