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Meet the Scientists – Sign me up!

‘Meet The Scientists – Sign Me up!’ is an Auslan Interpreted event for deaf and hard of hearing children aged 5 – 15 years and their siblings and peers to learn inspirational scientific concepts and about careers in science from six exciting scientists from different fields.

When: Sunday, August 4 2019. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Where: Great Southern Room, State Library of WA
25 Francis Street, Perth, WA, 6000
Topic: Environment and nature, Health and medical, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Social Media: Facebook

‘Meet The Scientists – Sign Me up!’ is an Auslan Interpreted event for deaf and hard of hearing children aged 5 – 15 years and their siblings and peers to learn inspirational scientific concepts and about careers in science from six exciting scientists in different fields. The children will get an exciting opportunity to talk directly with the scientists through Auslan Interpreters and ask any questions they may have about the scientific world. A light brunch will be provided.

Meet our Scientists

A/Prof Cathryn Trott (Space Science) Cathryn is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and will enlighten us on her research in astrophysics. She leads a team at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research as they explore the very early universe when the first stars and galaxies were forming. She has published dozens of scientific papers in astrophysics and as a scientist-mum she is a role model for our next generation of female scientists.

Dr Rina Wong (Medical Science) Rina is a lecturer at Edith Cowan University and a scientist-author and illustrator with a passion to inspire next generation scientists. She uses creative medium including interactive workshops, songs and her debut picture storybook, ‘My Mad Scientist Mummy’ to share the fascinating world of science with toddlers and school-aged children. She has earned accolades as a teaching academic for her innovations as a university instructor. Rina also worked as a medical scientist in a pathology lab before travelling to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to fight malaria drug resistance. Her doctoral research has earned her the prestigious JFA-Sprent Medal from the Australian Society of Parasitology.

Dr Paola Magni (Crime Science) Paola is a forensic biologist and a lecturer at Murdoch University. She will be sharing about the application of natural sciences (using bugs and marine creatures) to help us solve crimes, food forensic and animal cruelty. She is a practitioner recognised by the Italian Courts and is also involved in forensic cases in WA. She is a world-class scientist with her expertise sought extensively with TV media including the Italian version of the TV series “C.S.I Crime Scene Investigation.” As a scientist-mum she is an inspiration for our young women interested in science.

Chaminda Ranasinghe (Molecular Science) Chaminda is a molecular biologist working on biomarker discovery in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. During his doctoral candidature he led a team of university students dedicated to combating issues through entrepreneurial action as part of Enactus at Edith Cowan University. His outstanding science communication skills were recognised as a recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the FameLab National Finals in 2017. Whilst at the Queensland University of Technology, Chaminda was a Science and Technology Ambassador who conducted fun and engaging workshops for school children. He has a special way to explain his complex molecular DNA research into easy-to-understand everyday language.

Cindy Palermo (Fish Science) Cindy is a fish parasitologist at the Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory at Murdoch University. Her research covers Evolutionary Biology, Zoology and Ecology with a current project investigating parasites in goldfish and carp. One of her recent scientific breakthroughs included the discovery of an invasive tapeworm in fish species from a Perth waterway never previously recorded in WA. As an experienced Ambassador and Mentor for over seven years, Cindy is a great science communicator supporting university students and in engaging high schoolers. Her outstanding voluntary contribution was recognised by the Loneragan Scholarship and award from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences.

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Contact details:

Claudia Hundloe
West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children
Email: ClaudiaH@wafdc.org.au
Phone: 0477 225 557

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