Science Alive!- is the three day SA National Science Week event held in the Goyder Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August.
Friday is a Secondary Schools ‘Careers focus’ day- Saturday and Sunday are general public.
The Science Alive Committee is looking for speakers to assist in a ‘Speed Networking’ activity (x 2) on:
Date: Friday, 5th August 2011
Location: Goyder Pavilion, Wayville Showgrounds
Times: 10.15am – 10.40am & 12.15pm – 12.40pm
Breakdown of the ‘Speed Networking’ activity:
- During these events- (10.15 – 10.40, and 12.15 – 12.40), There will be ~20 chairs set out in a semi-circle around the back of the theatre with a working Scientist at each, complete with laminated A3 sheet giving name and ~ 3 words max re their science.
- Wranglers will organise ~ 1/20th share of the students per speaker, then the Scientists will have 5 minutes to speak with their captives along the lines of how sorry they feel for all the other speakers because , “I HAVE THE BEST SCIENCE JOB IN THE WORLD!”.. here’s what I do, here’s an artefact or three from my work, my education pathway was. 1 minute for questions.
- A blow from a whistle and all student groups (assisted by wranglers) rotate one Scientist clockwise.
- Repeat ~4 times.
- Speakers collapse, wranglers gently guide students into the Careers presentation seating which has, until this point been fenced off with bunting.
Current draft of Friday’s timetable:
10.15 – 11.00; speed dating and RiAUS Science Careers Presentation by Director and former Catalyst TV Presenter Paul Willis
10.15 – 10.40; speed dating (20 scientists)
10.40 – 11.00 RiAus Science Careers Presentation
11.30 – 11.50 Spectacular Chemistry Science Show
11.50 iPod draw #1 on main stage (5 mins max)
12.15 – 1.00; speed dating and RiAUS Science Careers Presentation by Director and former Catalyst TV Presenter Paul Willis
12.15 – 12.40; speed dating (20 scientists)
12.40 – 1.00 RiAus Science Careers Presentation
1.30 – 1.50 Spectacular Chemistry Science Show
1.50 iPod draw #2 on main stage (5 mins max)
Ian Maynard, one of the Science Alive Committee members for this event is coordinating the above Speed Networking activity. He needs several scientists to participate for this to work effectively.
If you are interested in helping out on the day, please contact:
Marketing and Outreach (Events & Web)
Faculty of Sciences Office
The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
Ph : +61 8 8303 4325
Fax : +61 8 8303 4386