Students to take part in STEM Challenge

Each year the University of Newcastle runs the National Science and Engineering Challenge. Once again this event is returning to Geraldton in 2019… On Wednesday 22 May and Thursday 23 May teams of students from primary and secondary schools from around the MidWest will participate in a full day of STEM challenges and activities such … Read more

Meet our Committee – Dr Howard Gray

Howard has been captivated by the marine ecosystems and rich maritime history of the west coast of Australia for nearly four decades. The Houtman Abrolhos Islands has been of particular interest since his first visits in 1980. In the decades since, through his first-hand diving and exploring trips and delving into the research material and … Read more

Meet the Committee – Ken Lawson

Who are you? Proud and passionate geek who loves everything science and tech. Amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, macrophotographer, bug nut and storm chaser. What’s your most memorable science experience? When I was around 8 I would spend many hours looking through a cheap and small refractor telescope that had a really bad wobbly mount and tripod. … Read more

Meet our Treasurer – Russell Browne

Who are you? Russell Browne – Scientist (Occupational hygiene & radiation specialist) with a Degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology. What’s your most memorable science experience? Learning about electrical resistance in physics at high school – we put a capacitor in an electrical socket and when the power was … Read more

Meet our Coordinator – Kirsty Kipling

Who are you? Hi I’m Kirsty – a 22-year-old science communicator originally from the UK. I studied at the University of Western Australia before moving to Geraldton and absolutely love this science-crazed, community-orientated town! What’s your most memorable science experience? I have so many great memories of science, it is so hard to choose! I … Read more

Sundowner sparks conversations in STEM

Scientists from all over our region and beyond recently came blazing a trail to Geraldton – to talk about everything Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Mid West Science Engagement Group – “Scinapse” – held a very inspiring sundowner event at the Museum of Geraldton to further advance STEM within the local community. The … Read more

Treasure Hunters Win Big

Individuals and families from all over Geraldton took part in this year’s Goodness Festival Treasure Hunt 2017 in a bid to share the goodness within the community and win some awesome prizes. Some of the prizes on offer included: • $1000 in cash • $500 in Vouchers and Prizes • 5 Tickets to Scitech • … Read more