Meet the Experts – Eureka Stories (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6)
In this on demand virtual excursion, students joined Dr Sophie Calabretto in conversation with three 2022 Eureka Prize winners, who discussed their work and shared their career journeys.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Australian Museum, DART Learning
Dr Jackson Ryan, Science Editor, CNET
Jackson Ryan is the science editor at CNET.com and a multi-award-losing journalist. In a previous life he worked in the lab, studying the cells in our bones, but now he wants to write the best science stories you’ve ever read.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Sustainable Materials Research & Technology Centre, UNSW
Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla is the director of the SMaRT Centre (Sustainable Materials Research & Technology at the University of NSW). She is well known for her contributions in building a waste-free economy, innovating microfactories and inventing ‘green steel’, an alternative to using coal in the steel production industry.
Professor Sumeet Walia, RMIT
Professor Sumeet Walia is an innovator, research leader and serial inventor passionate about using technology as a vehicle to make people’s lives better.
On Demand (available until: 02-Jul-2025 12:00PM)
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Biology
Science and Tech » Earth and Environmental Science
Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
To connect your classroom to the Australian Museum via virtual excursion you will need:
A reliable internet connection;
A camera and microphone connected to your device;
A device with a display, e.g. Laptop, Chromebook, iPad, Desktop.
If connecting a whole class or group together, you will also need:
A projector or screen connected to your device;
Working speakers connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.
If connecting on individual devices, you will need:
Working speakers or headphones connected to your device. Make sure they are switched on and the volume is up.
The simplest way to connect is through a direct connection using Zoom. The connection does not require any software to be downloaded, but does require a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
The Zoom connection to the Australian Museum is secure and private.
Dr Sophie Calabretto
Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
Dr Sophie Calabretto is an applied mathematician, fluid mechanist, and science writer. She currently works as a Defence scientist with the Department of Defence having transitioned from academia as part of the Defence NAVIGATE program. Dr Calabretto is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, and Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Leicester. She also hosts ‘The Science Briefing’, a podcast about the science of everything, produced by LiSTNR and The Royal Institution of Australia. She’s been recognised for her excellent work as a science communicator, being awarded one of the ABC’s ‘Top 5 Under 40’ researchers in 2017, and a finalist in the Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science in 2019 and 2020.
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Australian Museum
Phone: (02) 9320 6439
Email: [email protected]
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