70 years is a long time in scientific advancement, during this time, Australia pioneered the way in cochlear implants that gave hearing to hundreds of thousands of deaf people, we have revolutionised mental health treatment, we forged the way in ultrasound technology that has had an impact on millions of people and we have driven technology that has ensured safe flight. It’s a moment to celebrate. Behind the scientists that drive this innovation and progress for a better world were the science teachers, who believed in inspiring their students, who supported them to reach further and higher and remain curious about the world in which we live.
2020 is the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW and we will be celebrating the scientific and educational advancements that have taken place across the last 70 years during 7 Decades in 7 Days across National Science Week.
It will be an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our scientific endeavours, to explore how we as a society have engaged with, been challenged by and benefited from scientific advancements. We’ll create opportunities to recognise some of our great trailblazers and reflect on how we support the development and growth of pioneering thinkers.
Discover the full program and speakers here