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National Science Week set to showcase Australia’s scientific achievements from 13 to 21 August

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt, officially launched National Science Week during an event at the Australian Synchrotron on Wednesday.

Naming the ground-breaking work of Australians in disease control and the invention of penicillin, the Minister, speaking to a room full of students, encouraged the next generation of Australians to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  

‘Each of you can imagine that you can do something extraordinary, not just for your lives, but for the world,’ the Minister said.

Established in 1997, National Science week runs from 13 to 21 August and features more than 1600 events throughout Australia.

To find your nearest event, visit the National Science Week website.

Find out how the National Innovation and Science Agenda is providing more opportunities for young Australians to build STEM skills for the jobs of tomorrow.