UWA hosted the
Science for our Future Festival in Malaysia in early August, with more
than 3,000 students, teachers, and alumni attending the three-day
The festival focused on the world-wide need for scientifically literate graduates, a message taken up by three UWA academic leaders who each pursued a different theme:
The focus of the festival might have been science, but it was a long way from being a series of traditional lectures.
Professional science communicator Sarah Lau and her team of presenters brought the stage to life with experiments involving flames and hydrogen explosions. These reinforced the scientific ideas in an exciting, theatrical and visual way.
Malaysia is home to more than 5000 UWA graduates, and Western Australia continues to have strong educational, research, trade and investment ties in Malaysia.
The event was supported by Australian Education International (AEI), Austrade, Perth Education City (PEC), the Western Australian Trade and Investment Office Malaysia, and IDP Education, as well as many members of the UWA community.
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