About National Science Week Victoria
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Typically, a staggering 1.2 million people participate in more than 2,100 events and activities. With everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities, National Science Week is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and sponsors Cosmos, Discovery Science, New Scientist and Popular Science.
In Victoria, a Coordinating Committee comprised predominantly of volunteers from various institutions, business, government, and organisations, works with the national partners to coordinate and promote Victorian National Science Week activities. The Committee’s commitment to communicating science enables National Science Week to be such a great success.
The Committee acts in an advisory role to the Royal Society of Victoria, who is the accountable body for the management of Victoria’s calendar of National Science Week events.
National Science Week Victoria Coordinating Committee members
(current May 2018)
- Dr Peter Skilton – Chair
- Ms Carly Siebentritt – Vice-Chair
- Mr Nick Besley
- Dr Renee Beale – National Science Week Victoria Lead
- Mr Mike Flattley – Inspiring Australia Victoria Manager
- Ms Kate Barnard
- Ms Jessica Douglas
- Ms Claire Farrugia
- Dr Malcolm Jenkins
- Mr Chris Krishna-Pillay
- Dr Ann Pisarevsky
- Ms Helen van de Pol