What’s on in NSW
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NSW Inspiring Australia briefings
Inspiring Australia hosts regular events for the STEM community to provide updates on research and policy issues and flag opportunities to participate in high profile campaigns like National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival.
To receive an invitation to briefings please email email@example.com
Our next stakeholder event will be at The Calyx at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on Monday 9 March 2020 from 3.15 to 6 pm.
- Hear from the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, who will provide an update on the initiative she is leading to accelerate R&D in NSW.
- In light of the bushfires, consider how plants recover and what scientists might do to aide statewide recovery efforts with Royal Botanic Garden Chief Botanist Dr Brett Summerell.
- Find out how to get involved in this year’s National Science Week campaign, including by applying to be part of the 2020 Sydney Science Festival in August.
The event will conclude with networking drinks from 5-6pm.
When: 3.15 pm – 6 pm, Monday 9 March 2020
Where: The Calyx, at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Inspiring Australia Manager Jackie Randles serves as the Track Lead for Research for the Spark Festival and in this capacity facilitates research events as part of this statewide startup celebration.
- In 2019 Inspiring Australia hosted Taking Research to Market at Sydney Knowledge Hub
- In 2018 Inspiring Australia hosted The Spin on Spinouts at Sydney Startup Hub
- In 2017 Inspiring Australia convened a Commercialising Research forum at Sydney School of Entrepreneurship.
These Spark research forums provide a chance for the research, startup and business communities to come together to discuss the process of research commercialisation and how scientists translate cutting edge research in a variety. See videos here
National Science Week
National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 15-23 August 2020. All are welcome to join the national celebrations by hosting an event and logging it on the campaign website.
Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including events for National Science Week as well as year round, entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment and coding to biodiversity mapping and astronomy.
Regular science talks
For regional events check out the social pages listed by NSW Regional Science Hubs,
Science for families
For a comprehensive list of STEM engagement opportunities that you can search by postcode, visit the STAR Portal.
There are often science-based activities for children on offer at Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Human Disease, Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust. Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.