Science In Practice - Developing Our World

An open day to showcase the amazing science research that is happening at University of Newcastle


To celebrate National Science week, The Faculty of Science are holding SCIENCE IN PRACTICE an open day to showcase the amazing research that is happening at University of Newcastle.

The day will include practical and hands-on demonstrations and presentations for the local community of all ages.


  • Interactive science activities - SMART Program
  • Electric Vehicle and interactive science displays including: home-made solar cells, rocks and minerals, earthquake machine, magic beads (water absorption), hovering magnets and more.
  • A Mini Electric Vehicle Workshop
  • Speaker presentations

Presenters and topics:

Electric and eclectic (Emeritus Prof Tim Roberts) – Environmental Science

Paint-on Energy (Dr Matthew Griffith) – Physics

Designing for data (A/Prof Peter Howley) – Statistics

Microbial beasts, yeasts and ancient reefs (Prof Brett Neilan) – Biological Sciences

Wildlife restoration (A/Prof Matt Hayward) – Environmental Science

Quantum mechanics and nanomaterials (A/Prof Vicki Keast) – Physics


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