Science, and all the knowledge, innovation and technology that it fosters, is fundamental to our way of life. Inspiring Tasmania envisions a society that is inspired by and values scientific endeavour; that attracts increasing national and international interest in its science; that critically engages with key scientific issues and that encourages young people to pursue scientific studies and careers.
At Inspiring Tasmania, our aim is to:
- contribute to a strong, open relationship between science and society;
- build capacity in our communities to deliver STEM engagement activities and events;
- promote community engagement with the sciences by providing a portal to local science events, news and resources.
Inspiring Tasmania shares the vision and mission of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program of a Scientifically Engaged Australia. You can find out about the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia aims and programs by visiting their website.
Connecting Science and Community
Inspiring Tasmania has a very big mission, and we cannot do it alone. We welcome your involvement and your feedback so please help us to increase the appreciation of science in Australian culture.
Inspiring Tasmania works with partners to deliver:
- National Science Week and the Festival of Bright Ideas
- Seed grants that build capacity for individuals and organisations to deliver STEM engagement
- Science Meets Parliament and the STEM Excellence Awards
- STEM engagement activities at public events such as AgFest through the Inspiring Tasmania Connections Program
- Connecting STEM professionals with engagement opportunities
We also represent Tasmania via the Inspiring Australia national network, participating in regular meetings with colleagues from around the country.
Inspiring Tasmania is supported by the Australian Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth and the University of Tasmania. Inspiring Australia Tasmania is based at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus just outside of Hobart.
Who We Are
Inspiring Tasmania is overseen by a volunteer committee.
- Dr Ben Arthur, Chair of the Inspiring Tasmania Executive and Tasmanian National Science Week committees
- Dr Adele Wilson, Secretary
- Partner representatives
- A large Science Week committee of dedicated people representing STEM across Tasmania
- Program Manager, Inspiring Tasmania, Amanda Gutwein-Burke