National Science Week round-up

22 / 03 / 19 | NEWS

This year our students marked National Science Week with varied celebrations of the journey of inquiry and discovery that marks the lives of all Scientists. 

The week kicked off with a talk about the prospects of travelling to, and living on, Mars, delivered by Lucinda Offer, CEO of the Mars Society. Her work has been extensively portrayed on National Geographic and Discovery channel.

On Wednesday we held an incredibly enthusing School assembly, led by Dr Merritt Moore, a quantum physicist, professional ballerina and a would-be Astronaut. Her unique life journey has been motivated by her desire to explore both the arts and Science, and by her understanding that they are interdependent.

During lunch periods, the students took part in impressive dissection labs and conducted perfumery workshops which involved distillation of aromas and their blending.

Finally, we welcomed Drs Ricardo Gouveia and Martina Miotto, from the University of Newcastle, who conducted expert-led lessons to our Grades 11 and 12 Biology students on their frontier research on tissue engineering.

After such a complete celebration of our girls’ Scientific enthusiasm, we can hardly wait fro what 2020’s Science week has in store…!

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