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Science is all around us, and many organisations across Victoria are bringing science to everyone. Our state is a hub of world-class, innovative science. Here we share stories about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all sorts of programs and activities with a “science” flavour.

 

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Building a Renewable Energy City

Building a Renewable Energy City

Can we build cities to run entirely on renewable energy? Students participate in a program run by Gippsland Tech School to build a model city powered by solar, wind, geothermal and hydrogen energy.

Fighting Superbugs

Fighting Superbugs

Students are fighting superbugs at Whittlesea Tech School. Their challenge is to develop antibiotic/probiotic products that support the growth of good microbes that are part of our gut microbiome while killing bacteria that cause disease.

Wild DNA: A World-First DNA Test

Wild DNA: A World-First DNA Test

A citizen science program lead by Science For All to detect endangered populations. Working with experts and members of the community, they developed a world-first DNA test to detect the Leadbeater Possum.

Superhumans with Superhealth

Superhumans with Superhealth

Monash Tech School’s Superhuman and Superhealth programs encourage secondary school students to develop ideas for bionics, medical devices, and healthcare of the future in a design thinking challenge.

Falling Stars

Falling Stars

This article follows a presentation to RSV delivered by Dr Tyson Yunkaporta, Indigenous Knowledges Senior Lecturer at Deakin University and A/Professor Duane Hamacher, who delivers the Cultural Astronomy program with the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne.

Seasons in the Sky

Seasons in the Sky

Associate Professor Duane Hamacher and Yorta Yorta person and B.Sc student Jessie Ferrari of The University of Melbourne weave Indigenous knowledge, astrophysics and ecology together, sharing stories of animals, seasons and the stars.

Chocolatey Food for Thought

Chocolatey Food for Thought

Ever thought about the sustainability or ethics behind the chocolate you eat? Ballarat Tech School runs a program for students to create their own chocolate in biodegradable packaging.

The Return of the Frogs at Alice Miller School

The Return of the Frogs at Alice Miller School

An initiative of biology students at Alice Miller School to restore local frog populations by revegetating dams victim of soil erosion with native flora. The project was supported by a Cambridge University Press National Science Week Grant.

The Peter Doherty Science Award

The Peter Doherty Science Award

An initiative of the Committee for Ballarat, Ballarat Foundation and Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty to encourage scientific discovery and curiosity among secondary school students.

BioQuisitive: a lab for the community

BioQuisitive: a lab for the community

A lab for the community, built by the community. There are always multiple interesting projects on the go at BioQusitive. If you have a research question you want to investigate, BioQuisitive can provide you the tools.

Game Changers in the Classroom

Game Changers in the Classroom

ACMI celebrates the power of videogames and offers several programs to support teachers embrace their educational potential. ACMI encourages learn by doing, providing opportunities for students to create and play videogames that help them develop in educational, social and physical ways.

Augmenting the reality of a Bendigo Tourist

Augmenting the reality of a Bendigo Tourist

In a program run by Bendigo Tech School, students add an extra dimension of experience to gastronomy and tourism with augmented reality (AR).They produce a “gamified” guided tour of Bendigo for the tech savvy tourist and develop many soft skills to take away.

The Inspiring Australia strategy was developed by the Australian Government to increase engagement and interest in the sciences. The Inspiring Victoria program is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments with the Royal Society of Victoria.

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