Five Must See National Science Week Events

Five Must See National Science Week Events

National Science Week is here, and at Shirty Science we have been exploring the fantastic events that are happening across the country! Here is a list of events that showcases the brilliance of STEM and its potential to shape a better world. Plus there are 1,200+ more on the National Science Week website.

  1. Innovate Communicate Workshop – Advancing the Future: Gender Equity in STEM Workshop
    Tue 14th Aug
    10:00am - 12:00pm AEST
    Canberra Innovation Network
    Society and the planet thrive when we have diverse and inclusive minds tackling scientific challenges. However, we recognize that the STEM field is not as equitable as it should be. Imagine the transformative impact we could achieve with gender equity in science! Join us for an inspiring workshop where you can share your wisdom, ideas, and experiences to be part of advancing the future of STEM. 
    Register here
  1. exBEERimental Science – A Beer-Tasting, Science-Sipping Event
    Thur 17th August
    7:00pm AEST
    Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary experiment as Range Brewing (QLD), Shambles Brewery (TAS), and Molly Rose (VIC) brew not one, but TWO experimental beers. What sets these brews apart is one key experimental difference. Be part of our live panel discussion on as we examine these exBEERimental creations under the microscope. 
    Learn more here
  1. The Art of Science – A Captivating Exhibition
    From 10th August

    Step into the world of scientific art with "The Art of Science" exhibition, featuring creative and visionary researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). Witness captivating still and moving images that offer glimpses into the biomedical realm and its endeavors to solve complex medical challenges. This year, the moving images are accompanied by musical compositions by students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. 
    See online exhibtion here.
  1. The Drag Experiment
    Thur 17th August
    7:00pm – 9:00pm AEST
    Powerhouse Museum Sydney and Online

    The Drag Experiment is the show of the year for drag lovers, science nerds, and all folks across the LGBTQIA+ and STEM spectra. Headlined by four phenomenal people who are scientists by day and drag performers by night. You’ll be dazzled with show stopping drag performances interwoven with scientific concepts and research and you get to vote to crown the ultimate drag scientist.  
    Register here
  1. Soapbox Science
    Friday 18th Aug 2023
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

    Melbourne State Library Forecourt
    12 incredible female experts in STEM that will share their amazing journeys and experiences in science on the steps of the Melbourne State Library.
    Register here


And of course you cant forget our very own event

Shirty Science presents The Most Excellent Science Shirt
Tuesday 15th August
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Register here

At Shirty Science, we believe in the power of art to communicate science's beauty and complexity. These events are not just opportunities to explore the wonders of STEM but also chances to foster collaboration, celebrate diversity, and shape the future of science. 

Let's come together to celebrate National Science Week and revel in the splendor of science, innovation, and creativity. Mark your calendars and immerse yourself in these awe-inspiring experiences. We can't wait to see you there!