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National Science Week 2023 Grants are open!

1 December 2022

The grant round for National Science Week 2023 is open for applications until 5.00pm AEDT Thursday 15 December 2023. Grants between $2000 – $20,000 will be awarded and can support in-person events as well as online activities…
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STEM Superstars smashing assumptions

24 November 2022

Dr Samantha Sawyer, Lecturer and Research Fellow in Food Science at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and University of Tasmania PhD Candidate Mars Buttfield-Addison in the School of Computing & Information Systems, are the latest…
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Human voices, including ABC presenters, deter feral deer from Tasmanian farm

18 November 2022

The dulcet tones of ABC broadcaster Richard Fidler are not normally associated with fear. But that appears to be the case if you’re a deer. Audio from Fidler’s popular long-running radio program Conversations has been…
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Australia’s frogs need your help!

18 November 2022

Frog ID week is 11 – 20 November Take part in Australia’s biggest frog count! Our frogs are under threat from habitat loss, disease and climate change. Recording frog calls with the FrogID app will…
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2022 Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards Winners Announced

18 November 2022

The winners of the 2022 Tasmanian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Excellence Awards were announced this week at a celebratory event at a ceremony at the University Club in Hobart. Congratulations to all winners for…
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Thousands of seals take up residence on Macquarie Island beaches

15 November 2022

Thousands of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina), the largest seal species in the world, have taken up temporary residence again on Macquarie Island’s beaches. Macquarie Island is a Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area located…
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Another successful National Science Week!

20 October 2022

National Science Week 2022 was another busy one in Tasmania and a massive success. With events spread across all corners of the island, there was never any lack of activities to do! From small gatherings…
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Managing pests and diseases for the mushroom industry

20 October 2022

October 15th was National Mushroom Day and in celebration of all things mushrooms, we are featuring Tasmania’s Institute of Agriculture (TIA)’s mushroom expert Dr Warwick Gill. Over the last five years, Warwick Gill and Judy…
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Ancient marine DNA discovered in Antarctic sediments holds clues to ocean ecosystem shifts to come

9 October 2022

Scientists have discovered 1-million-year-old marine DNA in deep-sea sediments of the Scotia Sea, north of the Antarctic continent, which gives insights into past ocean ecosystem-wide changes and will help predict how marine life will respond…
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Launceston’s Dr Suzi Claflin to be awarded the Young Tall Poppy

27 September 2022

Dr Suzi Claflin of Launceston will receive the prestigious YoungTallPoppyScienceaward at a ceremony in November. Dr Claflin is a researcher at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research and is being recognised for…
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How we make our air safer for everyone

19 September 2022

The University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research has received $2.5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council to establish a Centre for Safe Air. The funding will be used to investigate…
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Tasmanian winner recognises benefits of STEM Awards!

8 September 2022

Whilst preparing for the esteemed STEM Excellence Awards for 2022, we have reflected on the years proceeding. It’s always encouraging to see such successful Tasmanian’s thrive in our state and beyond.Last year’s STEM Innovation of…
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