Griffith set for an action-packed week of science

Stars, slime and soaring imaginations – this year Griffith University celebrates National Science Week with an array of workshops, demonstrations and talks that will excite and ignite your passion for science. 

Jaw-dropping presentations are on offer at our campuses and at venues throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  

Check out these must-see events:  

Saturday, August 11 

  • Visit our researchers from the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) for interactive activities and for young scientists and tech-heads of all ages at the Brisbane Science Festival, held at Southbank’s Suncorp Piazza. 
  • Take to the skies to learn the science, engineering and technology behind aviation and making planes fly, at Griffith’s Aviation Workshop, held at Nerang Library.   
  • Astrophysicist Dr Jessie Christiansen has been called the “Tomb Raider of exoplanet research”. A graduate of Griffith University, she now works at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech. Jessie searches for, studies, and catalogues extrasolar planets – planets orbiting other stars. Join her at Southbank’s The Shipinn to hear more about her amazing career. 

Tuesday, August 14 

  • Discover the Science of Slime at this all-ages workshop at Southport Library. 

Sunday, August 19 

  • Education Queensland and Griffith University will host the fourth Gold Coast Schools Pop-up Science Centre, showcasing science in the South East Region at Nighquarter Helensvale. 

Monday, August 13 – Saturday, August 18 

  • The Queenland Museum entry will play host to Griffith’s Red Zone In A Box, which will feature drop-in science demos, the launch of the Hatchery Crusaders program and turtle activity, and early learning activities including a marble wall, robotic Bee-Bots and making music with Makey-Makey. 

From all-ages hands-on activities to academic-led talks on the latest in cutting edge technologies, there is something for everyone at Griffith’s spectacular line-up of National Science Week events.