[ASC-list] WA: Upcoming science and maths opportunities

Emma Donnelly E.Donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Mon Sep 16 07:26:28 UTC 2013

Hi All,

We have the following events coming up which may be of interest. Please share with colleagues and contacts.

Eminent Science Speaker
Reinventing astronomy with radio telescopes: the Murchison Widefield Array, the Square Kilometre Array and Curtin University

Astronomy research at Curtin University is on the leading edge of a wave of innovation that is reinventing the way we look at the Universe.

Curtin leads the $50m Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), an international next generation radio telescope that surveys vast slabs of the Universe from outback Western Australia, but has no moving parts.

In this presentation Professor Tingay will discuss the MWA and some of the early science that it has produced. The MWA is a Precursor for the much larger multi-billion dollar Square Kilometre Array (SKA) that will emerge over the next decade.

The Curtin team is making fundamental contributions to the SKA, through our leadership of the MWA, as well as our place in the international team designing and building the SKA. Professor Tingay will explain some of the SKA science goals that will allow us to study (and hopefully understand) the entire 13.7 billion year history of our Universe.

Date: 25 September 2013
Time: 6.30 to 7.30pm (please arrive by 6.15pm)
Location: Curtin University – Bentley
Cost: Free
Audience: This is a public event. Curtin staff and students are also welcome to attend.
To book:http://curtinsciencetalk2013.eventbrite.com.au
Questions: contact Igor Bray at Igor.Bray at curtin.edu.au<mailto:Igor.Bray at curtin.edu.au>

Maths Comedian
Simon Pampena; Maths Education for High Schools

Simon Pampena, the Australian Numeracy Ambassador, is Australia’s leading maths communicator. His hit show The Maths Olympics has had sell-out seasons at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Darwin Arts Festival, combining Aussie sporting prowess with the power of maths! Having already amassed over 200 performances nationwide, The Maths Olympics is a unique comedy event available to be staged at your school!

Dates: 29 October to 1 November 2013
Location: In your school - Perth and Regional Surrounds - Western Australia
Audience: Upper primary / lower secondary
Fee Structure: (GST inc. in all prices): $7.70 per student (inc GST). If less than 120 students per performance then a flat fee of $924 will apply
Duration: 70 minutes (10 minutes Curtin Science Presentation, 60 minutes maths show)
For more information or to book: Contact Simon’s school booking agent Inta Thomas at intalthomas at gmail.com<mailto:intalthomas at gmail.com>

PICSE Teacher Professional Development
Smart Science for Global Solutions

These two-days of professional development will showcases the importance of food security through presentations, hands-on lab sessions and resource giveaways while enabling teachers to interact with industry and university experts.

Registration fee includes all meals and materials, including the PICSE Teacher PD dinner, held on the Thursday night.

Date: 14 and15 November 2013
Location: Curtin University - Bentley
Audience: Science Teachers and Laboratory Technicians
Cost: $160+ GST
For more information or to register: contact picse at curtin.edu.au<mailto:picse at curtin.edu.au> Registrations close on the 1stNovember 2013.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience with Engineering @ Curtin University

The Science Experience with Engineering at Curtin is four days of hands-on science lab sessions (food science, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, math's, biology, computing), engineering lab sessions, expert speaker presentations, science and engineering talks, information on studying at university, careers in science and engineering, competitions and more.

Date: 12, 13 and 16,17 of December 2013
Time: 8.30am to 5pm each day
Location: Curtin University - Bentley
Cost: $150 (although Rotary and other organisations sometimes offer to sponsor students)
Audience: year 9 students
For more information or to register visit: http://www.scienceexperience.com.au/when-where/wa/curtin-university-of-technology-perth

Emma Donnelly

Science Outreach Manager | Faculty Science and Engineering

Curtin University
Tel | +61 8 9266 1021
Fax | +61 8 9266 2021
Office | Building 314 Room 136A

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Postal address | GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia, 6845

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