Scinapse heads to the city for science

From March 22-23rd, Scinapse was “city-bound” for a science-packed two days of networking opportunities, exciting workshops and inspiring guest speakers. That’s right, it’s that time of year again… Communicate to Inspire 2018! What is Communicate to Inspire? The 4th annual Communicate to Inspire conference connects science communicators, program managers, government, tertiary education and outreach/education providers from Western Australia, … 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 Chairperson – Emma Jackson

Who are you? A passionate scientist and GIS nerd on a crusade to make Geraldton a model of sustainability. What’s your most memorable science experience? Attending the National Science Youth Forum in Canberra. Before being immersed in this a week long science extravaganza, I had my heart set on being a lawyer. I had always … 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

Inspiring Scientists Migrate to the Midwest

Scinapse hosted a Sundowner event at the Museum of Geraldton on the last Wednesday of November, welcoming renowned Australian scientists to our region. The public response to the event was overwhelming to say the least with 98 RSVPs! But who wouldn’t be keen on attending an event with such inspirational speakers and creative exhibitions… WiTWA … 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

Geraldton Secondary Students Bring Home Gold

A team of Year 10 Geraldton Senior College students recently travelled to Perth to compete in the First Lego League Challenge; a global science and technology competition taking place in 80 countries. The Geraldton Team came home with first place awards for Robot Performance and Programming in the Senior Division along with an invitation to … Read more