Science engagement and outreach Schools enrichment and outreach We run school outreach programs across a broad range of scientific areas for Years 1-12. Contact us to book an entertaining and educational presentation for your students. STEM Boxes (Domestic) for National Science Week We are offering exciting STEM Box which are full of activities prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Health & Medicine. Go to the page STEM Boxes (International) We are excited to offer STEM Boxes International to students around the world, which contain activities prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Health & Medicine. Go to the page School outreach programs Astronomy & Astrophysics Biology Chemistry Earth & Marine Sciences Mathematics Physics Science Communication Biology at ANU: Practical Classes The Research School of Biology at ANU offers an array of practical laboratory classes on campus. Work Experience at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics The Mount Stromlo Observatory offers a limited number of work experience places to year 10, 11 and 12 students each… Spiders, Evolution or Things that Live in Rotting Logs Professor David Rowell undertakes research work on population genetics as well as chromosomal evolution and social… Planetary Geochemistry Dr Penny King has worked with NASA to conduct research utilising the ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars. Her research examines… Physics with Prof John Close Prof Close has many areas of expertise, including: plant physiology; atomic and molecular physics; etc. Physics at ANU: Radioactivity, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Nuclear Medicine The electrostatic accelerator at ANU is ten stories high, operates at up to 15 million volts, and is used to initiate… Physics at ANU: Optics and Photonics The photonics and optics program involves a number of experimental activities. Physics at ANU: Energy Matters This is an opportunity to get out of the laboratory and study the impact of Physics on our everyday lives. Physics at ANU: Einstein and Relativity This program involves the use of simulations using Real Time Relativity to model and observe the effects of travelling… Photosynthesis, the most important biological process on earth Professor John Evans has been researching photosynthesis for more than 30 years. His outstanding contribution to… Parasites - What's Eating You Associate Professor Alex Maier is passionate about his research on molecular parasitology, in which he investigates red… Meet a mathematician at ANU Curious to know what mathematicians do? Or how they decided to become one? Lively and Energetic Science Shows with the Science Circus The Questacon Science Circus visits local schools to present lively and energetic science shows using everyday… How many species are there on earth? Talk by Marcel Cardillo. Dr Chris Fulton works across aquatic ecosystems, from coral reefs, to kelp forests and freshwater streams. Chris tries… Geometric topology Dr Joan Licata explains geometric topology, which is a branch of math which allows objects to stretch and bend, but not… From single cell to human body Dr Maja Adamska is living her childhood dream, studying sponges to gain insight into questions like ‘How does a complex… Evening School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory Mt Stromlo Observatory offers evening school/educational group visits. A typical evening visit starts with a welcome by… Earth Climate Science Dr Nerile Abram’s research goals are to build knowledge on how the Earth’s climate has behaved in the past, and how its… Discover the Universe with our astronomers and astrophysicists Astronomers from Mt Stromlo Observatory are available to provide talks on their current research and the science that… Daytime School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory A typical daytime visit takes students on a tour around the site showing them both the research buildings and telescope… Chemistry of Medicines Dr Colin Jackson’s research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics and are directed… Biology at ANU: Practical Classes The Research School of Biology at ANU offers an array of practical laboratory classes on campus. We explore genetic… Chemistry at ANU: Immersive Practical Classes We offer an array of practical laboratory classes at our state-of-the-art facilities on campus. Alpine Ecology in a changing climate Professor Adrienne Nicotra studies plant ecology and evolutionary biology, and has a soft spot for alpine plants.