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Nominate for the STEM Excellence Awards 2022

15 August 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Excellence Awards, celebrating Tasmanians who have excelled in their field. Now in their seventh year, the awards recognise Tasmanian’s leading the way…
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State of Environment 2022

20 July 2022

The state of the environment report, a review completed by scientists last year, paints a dire picture for Australia. The report found abrupt changes in Australian ecosystems since 2016, with at least 19 now showing…
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National Science Week Program Released!

11 July 2022

The National Science Week Program is now available! Check it out!
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Alternative methods for calf rearing

9 July 2022

Tasmania can be a global leader in dairy welfare and sustainability. A paddock of cows with suckling calves is not something that is commonly seen on dairy farms, but a world-first research project is exploring…
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COVID-19 vaccines helping to save Tasmanian devils

25 June 2022

Researchers trying to protect Tasmanian devils from a deadly disease that is wreaking havoc on the animals in the wild have received a “huge boost” from an unlikely source — the COVID-19 vaccine. About 80 per cent…
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Tasmanian scientists report a 30% reduction in plastic pollution on Australia’s coast

13 June 2022

The amount of plastic pollution on Australia’s coast has decreased by up to 30% on average as a result of work by local governments to reduce litter, according to a recent study published by researchers…
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How drones are helping map Huon pines, Tasmania’s ancient giant trees

6 June 2022

A team of scientists in Tasmania has found a way to spot the “fingerprint” of Huon Pine amongst surrounding vegetation, based on the way it reflects light. Recent bushfires have highlighted the need for accurate mapping…
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Tasmanian National Science Week Grant Recipients Announced!

1 June 2022

The Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee and Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) awarded 12 Tasmanian National Science Week Engagement Grants for a total of $38,000 to support individuals and organisations who will deliver a public science,…
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New study aims to identify sleep disorder in Tasmanians aged over 50

30 May 2022

The first study of its kind in Australia, University of Tasmania PhD candidate Samantha Bramich will survey Tasmanian adults aged over 50 years in the ISLAND Project study and at the Royal Hobart Hospital to…
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Twenty Years of Young Tassie Scientists

30 May 2022

The Young Tassie Scientists program (YTS) is celebrating twenty years of talks, activities, and road trips. The program was created in 2002 with the aim of providing insights to school students and the general public…
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Promote your National Science Week Event

26 May 2022

Please submit your finalised event for publication in the Tasmanian Science Week printed program by filling out the form below by midnight on Tuesday 14 June.
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World’s First Kelp Restoration Guidebook

23 May 2022

A new kelp restoration guidebook launched this month shares lessons learned from projects in Tasmania and around the world. The vision: to cultivate a global alliance of restoration practitioners who will work together to ensure…
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