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Curtin’s explosive Science Experience

Media release

Students from more than 50 West Australian high schools will attend Curtin’s Bentley campus next week for The Science Experience, a three-day summer school, designed to expose students to a diverse range of sciences.

Participants will have the chance to join in hands-on science lab sessions and listen to talks from expert scientists, exploring fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, palaeontology, spatial science, pharmacy, food science, biomedical science and computing.

The Science Experience is also a great opportunity for students to connect with like-minded peers who enjoy science and experience a taste of what university is actually like.

Highlights will include:

Prime Minister’s Scientist of the Year, Dr Kate Trinajstic and Kate Doust MLA official event opening (Tues 18 Jan, 9am at Tim Winton Lecture Theatre)

Model rocketry demonstration (Wed 19 Jan, 1.30pm at Edinburgh Oval)

Science Extravaganza – a demonstration of the history of science through some rather explosive demonstrations! (Thurs 20 Jan, 3.30pm at Tim Winton Lecture Theatre)

A number of chemistry labs will run throughout the three-day program and will provide excellent photo opportunities for media. Please make contact to organise interview, photo and video opportunities.

For more information visit the web page: www.scienceexperience.com.au

Check out one of the Science Extravaganza experiments!

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Media Contact:

Andrea Barnard, Public Relations, Curtin University
Tel: 08 9266 4241, Mobile: 0401 103 755, Email: andrea.barnard@curtin.edu.au