UWA hosted the Science for our Future Festival in Singapore in late July, with more than 1,000 students, teachers, and alumni attending the three-day event.
The festival aims to support schools to promote science and help students understand the role of science in helping shape our societies and the future.
This year, the festival focused on the world-wide need for scientifically literate graduates, a message taken up by four UWA academic leaders who each pursued a different theme:
Professor Tony O’Donnell, the Dean of the Faculties of Science, brought all these ideas together and stressed the interdisciplinary nature of modern science and the opportunities for students and their careers.
In addition, professional science communicator Sarah Lau and her team of presenters brought the stage to life with experiments involving flames and hydrogen explosions which reinforced the scientific ideas in an exciting, theatrical and visual way.
The event was supported by the Australian High Commission Singapore, Perth Education City (PEC), IDP Education and Taylors College, as well as many members of the UWA community.
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