Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) Conference – Science in Action Expo

As part of the 2007 Cooperative Research Centre Association (CRCA) Conference, the general public are invited to the Science in Action Expo.

What: Science in Action Expo

When: 10.00am and 1.00pm on Thursday 17 May, 2007

Where: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (next to the Perth Busport), map (PDF)

Cost: Free

The blurb promises interactive exhibits, real experiments, and the opportunity to talk to scientists. I think this is a ‘real’ opportunity to check out how many lab coats and bad hair days scientists really have, or whether they just need to get the lab coat drycleaned for special occasions such as this, and go to the hairdressers 🙂

I encourage anyone considering a career in science or even vaguely interested in science, i.e. the physical world about them, to go to the Science in Action Expo. Based on media reports over the last two days, even our scientists may be considered an endangered species.

There are many different CRCs and science-based organisations in Australia that conduct research on the many issues and technologies on which our health, environment, and understanding of the world about us is vital. The Science in Action Expo promises to be a showcase of the current scientific research in Australia.

“The Expo will feature rolling presentations on hot science topics such as genetically modified crops, feral animals, such as the cane toad, uranium mining, climate change and geosequestration.”

Do you know that there are lab coat colours other than white? Also, like hard hats, they are only worn if and when required. Scientists are people too.


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