[ASC-list] WA - Curtin University Events for National Science Week 13 to 21 August 2011

Emma Donnelly e.donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Thu Aug 4 03:34:27 UTC 2011


National Science Week is running from 13 to 21 August 2011
>> 
>> Curtin University
>> would like to invite you to the following
>> National Science Week events...
>> 
>> 
>> For high schools
>> 
>> How your brain knows you've eaten too much!
>> 
>> Date: 19 August 2011
>> Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
>> Cost: Free plus a limited number of $100 transport subsidies available to
>> schools (via redemption from Scitech)
>> Location: Curtin University, Bentley
>> To book visit http://nswkschoolscurtin2011.eventbrite.com
>> 
>> Professor Michael Cowley is an internationally recognised physiologist with a
>> strong focus on developing drugs to beat obesity, diabetes and metabolic
>> disorders.
>> 
>> Professor Cowley returned to Australia in 2008 to take up the position of
>> Director at Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute. With over 15 years
>> experience in research and biopharmaceutical drug development, Professor
>> Cowley was the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Orexigen Therapeutics,
>> raising US$ 255M to fund a drug development program.
>> 
>> Professor Cowley¹s laboratory provided the source intellectual property and
>> was the inventor of three of the four drugs under development, including
>> Contrave®, an investigational medicine that is currently awaiting FDA
>> approval for the treatment of obesity following its successful completion of
>> Phase III trials.
>> 
>> This is a rare opportunity for keen high school students to hear from one of
>> Australia's top scientists.
>> 
>> 
>> For everyone
>> 
>> David Hanson and Hanson Robotics ­ International Science Speaker
>> Date: 17 August 2011
>> Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
>> Cost: Free
>> Location: Curtin University, Bentley
>> To book tickets visit http://curtinscienceweeklecture2011.eventbrite.com/
>> 
>> Hanson Robotics was founded by Doctor David Hanson in late 2003 to bring
>> robots to life, literally. Their goal, to awaken intelligent robotic beings,
>> grant them sparks of true consciousness and creativity, and distribute these
>> beings and their constituent technologies into the world.
>>  
>> Since then the Hanson Robotics team of visionaries have introduced a renowned
>> series of the world¹s most lifelike intelligent robots, including the world¹s
>> first expressive biped robot, Albert-Hubo, heralded by WIRED and PC Magazine
>> as ³genius², and the small Zeno robot, a low-cost child robot who is evolving
>> into a family member.
>>  
>> The bold, life-like appearance of life in Hanson robots springs from the
>> synthesis of biology, neurally-inspired cognitive systems, machine
>> perception, artistry of interactive character design, animation, and
>> sculpture, and the expressive quality of Hanson¹s patented Frubber , a
>> spongy, structured elastic polymer that expertly mimics the movement of real
>> human musculature and skin. These groundbreaking technologies allow Hanson
>> Robotics to understand and model the human being, providing their robots with
>> the appearance of life whilst enabling them to think, feel, perceive people,
>> understand speech and hold natural conversations.
>> 
>> The curse of organic matter: preventative conservation in a public art
>> collection
>> Date: 17 August 2011
>> Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
>> Cost: Free
>> Location: Curtin University, John Curtin Gallery (Building 200), Bentley
>> To book email gallery at curtin.edu.au or phone 9266 4155
>> 
>> The speaker will discuss the preventative conservation of artworks, referring
>> to the Curtin University Art Collection. They will consider variables that
>> determine the optimum life of artworks, including biological materials and
>> factors such as humidity, pollution and light.
>> 
>> Developing drugs to beat obesity ­ talk and networking event
>> Date: 19 August 2011
>> Time: 4.15pm for 4.30pm start, refreshments and networking from 5.30pm to
>> 6.30pm
>> Cost: Free
>> Location: Curtin University, Bankwest Lecture Theatre (Building 200A Room
>> 220) Bentley
>> To book email events at curtin.edu.au or phone 9266 2563
>> 
>> Professor Michael Cowley is an internationally recognised physiologist with a
>> strong focus on developing drugs to beat obesity, diabetes and metabolic
>> disorders.
>> 
>> Professor Cowley returned to Australia in 2008 to take up the position of
>> Director at Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute. With over 15 years
>> experience in research and biopharmaceutical drug development, Professor
>> Cowley was the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Orexigen Therapeutics,
>> raising US$ 255M to fund a drug development program.
>> 
>> Professor Cowley¹s laboratory provided the source intellectual property and
>> was the inventor of three of the four drugs under development, including
>> Contrave®, an investigational medicine that is currently awaiting FDA
>> approval for the treatment of obesity following its successful completion of
>> Phase III trials.
>> 
>> Curtin University Science Hub
>> Date: 21 August 2011
>> Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
>> Cost: Free
>> Location: Curtin University, Resources and Chemistry Precinct (Building 500
>> Room 1102) Bentley
>> No booking required
>> 
>> Get your hands-dirty and brains busy at the Curtin Science Hub. Here you¹ll
>> do exciting experiments and investigate interesting science while discovering
>> more about Curtin University! For anyone and everyone.
>> 
>> 
>> For more information on National Science Week including other events in WA
>> visit 
>> http://www.scienceweek.gov.au
>> 
>> 
>> Gina Pearse
>> Acting - Science Outreach Coordinator | Faculty Science and Engineering
>> 
>> Curtin University
>> Tel | +61 8 9266 1021
>> Fax | +61 8 9266 2021
>> Office | Building 311 Room 117
>> 
>> Email | scienceoutreach at curtin.edu.au
>> Web | http://science.curtin.edu.au/outreach
>> Postal address | GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia, 6845
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