National Science Week in Review: Café Scientifique!

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Students from across our three Queensland Academies campuses were given the opportunity to present their research exploring the latest ideas in Science and Technology at our annual Café Scientifique event held at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during National Science Week this year.

The evening commenced with our Year 3 and 4 Bright Minds students presenting their short speeches about Why Science is so Important in our Lives to an audience of 100 attendees on the deck at the state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Centre, while the stunning dusk Southbank skyline provided a superb backdrop to the night.

The atmosphere was buzzing as special guest and esteemed scientist Dr Ben Greene’s key note inspired audience members, and students were privileged to receive insightful and encouraging feedback from Dr Greene throughout the evening as they presented their scientific research across a variety of topics. The passion for science was evident with student presenters providing real world applications to their research in creative and innovative ways.

Queensland Academies Creative Industries’ student Josephine Mabin summarised her experience as an excellent learning opportunity surrounded by students of similar interests and a fabulous event to exchange ideas with people who hold different levels of expertise and hold a passion for Science.  She summarised the sentiment of Dr Ben Greene, a scientist present during the evening, “science is everywhere”.