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FameLab Australia 2023 Finalists

3 July 2023

Twelve early career researchers and up-and-coming science communicators have been selected to compete in the FameLab Australia 2023 Final in Perth on 21 September 2023. Representing universities and research institutions across Australia, the researchers work…
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School Grant Recipients in 2023

6 June 2023

Congratulations to the 257 schools who received support for their National Science Week activity this year, including 15 schools in Tasmania. Albuera Street Primary SchoolSchool Solar Oven Challenge Austins Ferry Primary SchoolRabbit Challenge Inquiry Hilliard…
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National Grant Round Recipients for 2023

6 June 2023

Tasmania has been successful with four national grant round winners! Young Tassie Scientists: Sharing Our Research Across Our IslandUniversity of Tasmania A computer scientist tracking space junk, an ecologist tracking tabby cats, a brain researcher…
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Tasmanian researcher among the 20 new Australian Academy of Science Fellows

1 June 2023

Tim Brodribb of UTAS is among 20 researchers recognised for their outstanding contributions to science by being elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.  This is one of the most prestigious honours that can be…
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Scientists unveil mass online mapping tool revealing marine life on ocean floors

1 June 2023

Have you ever thought about what sea creatures roam the ocean floor off Tasmania’s east coast? Or what kind of plants live at the bottom of the Coral Sea? A world-first, continental-scale internet portal led by…
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Landcare group fights to stop Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish becoming roadkill

1 June 2023

Conservationists are asking a familiar-sounding question: Why did the Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish cross the road? One answer is, of course, to get to the other side. The bigger question is why does this unique and…
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Native Tasmanian bees shun the hive life for bachelorette pads and cuddle puddles

22 May 2023

Tiny, unassuming and strangely beguiling, Tasmania’s native bees don’t get as much notoriety as the Tassie devil or the swift parrot. But they are incredibly important to the health of the state’s forests and fields. Australia is…
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2023 National Science Week Engagement Grant Winners

18 May 2023

The Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee and Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) awarded 12 Tasmanian National Science Week Engagement Grants to support individuals and organisations who will deliver a public science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine…
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Researchers issue dire warning on Tasmanian maugean skate

17 May 2023

Researchers from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) said a single extreme weather event could be enough to push the species some call the “Tasmanian tiger of the sea” to the brink of extinction. The maugean…
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National Youth Science Forum

17 May 2023

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage…
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AI helping rid Tasmanian island of feral cats

15 May 2023

Artificial intelligence is being used to remove feral cats on a remote Tasmanian island in the hope of restoring it to its former glory. Four Felixer cat grooming traps have been installed in testing mode…
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Promote your National Science Week Event

2 May 2023

Please submit your event’s details for promotions and publication in the Tasmanian Science Week printed program by filling out the form below by 1 June 2023.
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