Should Science be Sexy: How can we inspire future scientists?

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A National Science Week Event

Paul Barclay (ABC Radio National) returns to Queensland Museum to moderate a panel discussing science aspiration. Scientists and Science Professionals have their say about the appeal and impact of science. How do we define contemporary or sexy science? How can we get young people excited about science literacy and careers? Can we keep the science industry sustainable? Come with your questions and challenge our panel.


  • Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg - Director of the Global Change Institute and go-to-guy for all things Coral Reef and Marine
  • Wendy Zukerman - ABC Producer and Presenter of internationally acclaimed podcast Science Vs.
  • Dr John Hooper - Queensland Museum's own Head of Biodiversity and Geosciences Program
  • Professor Bryan Grieg Fry - Australian Venomologist and thrill-seeker
  • Reece Jackson - Astrophysicist, Cosmologist and Producer of popular 4ZZZ program Know Idea

Event Details

Dates: Thursday 20 August
6pm – 9:00pm
Where: Theatre and Foyer, Level 2
Ticket Information: Free, please book your seats

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Event Details

20 August 2015, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Level 2 Theatre

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