[ASC-list] FW: Talk for kids and teens: Dr Laura Grant - "the Nigella Lawson of science"

Phil Dooley p.dooley at physics.usyd.edu.au
Mon Apr 27 23:25:32 UTC 2009

> This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for kids and teens to be really
> inspired by science. Please pass this invitation along to any young friends,
> family and teens you may know who might love to come to this event!
>  ³So you think science is too hard, no job opportunities, no mega bucks and
> for nerdy boys?
> Come and hear from Dr Laura Grant, one of the experts from ³The Big
> Experiment² series on Discovery Channel, how she persuaded a bunch of Œno
> way!¹ teenagers to take science seriously and even enjoy it.
> DR LAURA GRANT, a physicist, science communicator, expert on the Big
> Experiment is a charming presence on British television with both beauty and
> brains ­ hence the billing as ³the Nigella (Lawson) of science².
> She is one of the three passionate experts on ŒThe Big Experiment¹ a flagship
> series aired on the Discovery Channel that takes a class of 13 year-old
> teenagers from East London and explodes their misconceptions about science.
> The series sees them undertake anything from leaping off a 40-foot scaffold,
> supported only by helium balloons, to climbing into a phone box and struck by
> lightning.
> The Big Experiment speaks to them in their own language, challenges them to
> take risks with science and brings the curriculum off the textbook into the
> real world. 
> This is a rare opportunity that she is in Sydney, so REGISTER NOW at
> http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/science/news-events/events-detail.cfm?ItemId=1499
> 2 to hear her. 
> Registration is essential.
> Date:
>     28 Apr 2009
> Time:
>     16:30 - 18:00
>     4.30pm light refreshments for 5pm start, concludes 6pm
> Location:
>     City - Broadway CB04 Level 5 foyer, Building 4, UTS Science building, 745
> Harris Street, Ultimo (directly from ABC Ultimo Centre).
> Audience:
>     All Welcome 
> Cost:
>     Free
> Contact:
>     Nicole Eng, Nicole.Eng at uts.edu.au,

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