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24, May 2023

Remediate! events win Science Week grant

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology has won a coveted Science Week grant for a series of events around Australia, built around our bespoke card game Remediate!

The series of in-person events, which includes five regional areas, will teach the science and strategy behind genetic selection. They will also highlight the jobs that are emerging in the burgeoning bioeconomy, and provide a platform for conversations in rural areas: Could they become hubs for transforming waste into useful products?

In addition to activities taking part in node during universities during Science Week,  August 12-20, the Centre will stage industry and public events in Orange, Mackay, Mallacoota, Morwell and Pokolbin.

“These grants play an important role in inspiring young Australians to pursue a STEM career,” said Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP.

“This year’s celebrations will help promote diversity and inclusion in Australian science and technology, with exciting and engaging events planned in a number of regional and remote communities.”

The Remediate! card game has been developed by the Outreach Working Party which includes Eric Jenner, Taylor Szyska, Jonathon Berengut, Danielle Rudler, J-L Heylen, Sally Yukiko and Mary O’Malley. It is currently being beta tested and a further round of beta testing will take place before the game is launched during Science Week.

The Centre is also a sponsor and active participant in this year’s National Science Quiz, hosted by comedian Charlie Pickering. That event will take place in Melbourne on August 27. More details to come soon.

Anyone interested in receiving a test pack of Remediate! should contact Mary O’Malley, mary.omalley@mq.edu.au