November 15, 2009

2009 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Honours Student Presentations

Posted in Adelaide, news, Research, schools, science, youth at 11:21 pm by cascius

It may have been Friday 13th and 40 degrees outside but the atmosphere in the Benham lecture theatre was one of quiet anticipation.

8 slightly nervous Honours students presented their final seminars to their peers, staff and supporters. Questions were handled with aplomb and there was mass sigh of relief once if was all over was!

Congratulations to Jess, Belinda, Corey, Chris, Adam, Liz, Sarah and Imogen!

2009 honours students

Belinda Gordon, Chris Butcher and Liz Maciunas

Honours student and supervisor

Corey Barrett and Assoc. Prof Sue Carthew


September 10, 2009

Roseworthy Open Day 2009

Posted in Adelaide, news, Research, schools, science, social, study, vet, veterinary, youth at 1:09 am by cminge


For anyone wanting information about studying Animal Science or Veterinary Science, the Roseworthy campus is having its annual Open Day this Sunday 11am – 3pm.

There will be plenty of experts around to answer your questions about these degrees, as well as showcasing the exciting research and teaching facilities! You can take a tour and see the sights, including the construction of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences teaching hospital.

For more information about how to get to Roseworthy, as well as a campus map, please visit the campus page.

August 24, 2009

OPEN DAY 2009 – What a day!

Posted in Adelaide, news, schools, science, social, study, youth at 3:03 am by cminge

Slime at Open DayWell, Open Day is over for another year. Our 2009 event saw huge numbers of visitors come to the Sciences Marquee to try some exciting hands-on activities. And information was distributed throughout the day about degree and career options for people considering University study.

All of the Open Day talks will soon be available for download as both podcasts or vodcasts (with the powerpoint slide presentations) – stay tuned!

Anyone seeking information about studying science at the University of Adelaide is welcomed to contact the Faculty of Sciences too!

August 11, 2009

OPEN DAY 2009!

Posted in Adelaide, news, schools, science, seminar, social, study, Uncategorized, vet, veterinary, youth at 7:33 am by cminge

openday09The University of Adelaide Open Day is this Sunday the 16th of August!

Open Day offers a variety of information, colour and entertainment right across the campus! From the full suite of academic talks and displays to the Short Film Festival. There’ll be music and food, sports and club demonstrations, drama and orchestral rehearsals and plenty of SCIENCE!!

The North Tce Campus will be open from 10am-4pm. Download the booklet outlining all the events, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

May 26, 2009

Online Quiz for School Students

Posted in schools, science, social, youth at 12:15 am by cminge

ASMR logoThe Australian Society for Medical Research is about to launch the 2009 Medical Research Week®, running from May 29 – June 5 2009.

Upcoming events include:

National Tour by the ASMR Medalllist (Professor Josef Penninger), Annual Scientific Meeting, Gala Dinner,  Schools and Careers Events, Public Outreach, Awards and Prizes.

Also, the ASMR MRW® 2009 Quiz is now open! Suitable for high school-aged students (or anyone interested in medical science), there are prizes up for grabs for entering! Start the Quiz.

December 4, 2008

Podcast “In Pursuit of Pulsars”

Posted in Adelaide, Podcasts, science, social, Uncategorized, youth at 4:12 am by cminge

burnell100Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS, FRAS  kindly allowed yesterday’s free public lecture to be recorded, and the podcast is now available for you to listen to:

“In Pursuit of Pulsars”

Dame Bell Burnell outlines the fundamentals of the lifespan of a star from formation to death, and then, from her unique perspective as the discoverer of pulsars, explains their content, structure and function. Some of the highlights of this fascinating lecture include:

  • lareg_magellanic_cloudDiscussion about the Large Megellanic Cloud, a galaxy close to our own galaxy (the Milky Way), which is rich in gas and dust, and is home to the Tarantula Nebula, the most active star-forming region in the Local Group of galaxies. Pulsars form as these stars explode and die, leaving only their super-compressed cores comprised mainly of neutrons.
  • 800px-neutronstar_2rsPulsars are highly magnetised, rotating neutron stars. Due to their phenomenal mass, gravitational effects are exerted upon visible light, meaning the view from the surface of a neutron star would extend beyond the horizon!
  • pulsar_gents_sports_watchThe story of a lawsuit filed by the Pulsar watch company against radio astronomers for using the term “pulsar” in relation to their work. Their case was unsuccessful.

November 4, 2008

Why Study Science?

Posted in Adelaide, Podcasts, schools, science, youth at 4:28 am by cminge

Why study Science? What kind of job will a degree in the Sciences lead to? Dr Melanie Bagg’s seminar provides insight as to why it is an exciting time for students to study the Sciences, and highlights the diverse career paths that our graduates pursue.

October 31, 2008

Maths-Science Life Impact

Posted in Adelaide, schools, science, youth at 4:42 am by cminge

Registration for the 2008 Maths Science Life Impact event is now available.

We are structuring the event a little differently this year. The event will be held from Tuesday 18 November to Thursday 20 November. Schools will be invited to nominate up to 10 of their year 9 students to attend either a morning or afternoon session on one of these days.  The sessions will consist of hands-on activities and experiments designed to enthuse students and encourage them to continue with their Maths and Science subjects.


August 7, 2008

University of Adelaide’s OPEN DAY

Posted in Adelaide, science, youth tagged , , , , at 2:44 am by cminge

What are you doing on Sunday August 17, 10am-4pm???


Well, the University of Adelaide has it’s annual Open Day! The North Tce campus will come alive, and we want everyone to come to the Sciences Marquee to see all the exciting and fabulous activities, tours and talks on offer.

Open Day is an ideal opportunity for future students to come along and see what it is like to study at the University of Adelaide, as well as a chance for members of the public to come and chat to academics and students about all the research and teaching available.

You can see wild things like:





For more information, check out the Open Day website! We hope to see you there!!

July 9, 2008

Recording audio at the NYSF 2008 Adelaide

Posted in Adelaide, science, youth at 5:32 am by cminge

The National Youth Science Forum visited Adelaide Uni to expose some exited yound students to the new Animal and Plant science courses today.

Mike and I recorded these presentations for everyone to hear – our first attempt to capture these talks for worldwide-exposure!!

The Rennie theatre is equipped with built in recording facilities. All we had to do was locate the bits and pieces, fire up the lapel mike and get ready to record! This was easy once we ‘d logged onto the computer and opened the media recording software.


We’re exited to report there are already some photos of this event, and will shortly be posting the audio files too.

Stay tuned!