National Science Week will Host Free Virtual Program

Restrictions due to COVID-19 can’t stop the National Science Week this year. For the first time, audiences can experience a FREE digitally-led program from August 15 to 23. You can access it through the Inspiring Australia Queensland (IAQ) website. Minds of all ages will be wowed by the virtual panel discussions. Overall, all of the discussions are designed to inspire an interest in STEM, learning, conversation and action. All students, adults, families and more are welcome!  In addition there will be virtual tours, other online events, DIY science and more. 

The theme for the festival is ‘Future Earth’ and it will take a look at what lies ahead for humanity and science. It will also look at how far science has already taken us. But, most importantly, it will explore how we can collectively create a bright and sustainable future through science. This will mostly be done through interactive webinars, podcasts and even competitions. Plus, live stream panel events will include topics such as Pandemic Proofing, Factory of the Future and The Future is in Their Hands.

If you attend, you can witness panel discussions with some of the top STEM professionals in Queensland, including:

  • University of Queensland medical research teams
  • Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Hub (ARM)
  • Global Shapers community
  • Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp

“Each and every year, National Science Week excites and inspires our young people to explore science in many different ways and consider pursuing a science-based career,” says Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP.

“We know that around three-quarters of the jobs of the future will be in STEM-related fields, so there has never been a better time to encourage our children to explore these pathways.”

Get ready for the 15th of August! Visit the National Science Week website here.