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Soapbox Science Sydney
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A free, interactive, public event showcasing female researchers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine held on the Tallawoladah Lawn in front of the MCA.

Saturday 10 August
140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
Tallawoladah Lawn in front of the MCA

Picture an iconic backdrop and 12 enthusiastic researchers on soapboxes discussing their research with anyone and everyone who happens to walk past.

Soapbox Science makes sure everyone can enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading researchers.

No PowerPoint slides, no amphitheatre, just remarkable women doing research who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the questions you have been burning to ask. Or simply hear them talk about what fascinates them, and why they have the most fantastic job in the world!

Soapbox Science Sydney engages all facets of society in STEMM – especially those who wouldn’t otherwise come across science in their daily lives – and to promote a public dialogue around important scientific issues. Soapbox Science Sydney also promotes women in STEMM and inspires younger generations to engage with STEMM subjects and explore them as career options.

The 12 speakers and their exciting talks include:

12 noon -1pm session

  • Dr Gal Winter (@GalWinter2), University of New England
    “The gut microbiome: Ask not what you can do for your microbes but what they can do for YOU”
  • Dr Paola A. Magni (@doc_magni), Murdoch University
    “Crimes, Critters & Clues”
  • Dr Jessica Borger (@jessborger), Monash University
    “Designing superior killers of cancers”
  • Dr Dominique Tanner (@DrDomTanner), University of Wollongong
    “Where do precious metals come from? The story of how magmas and volcanoes can make a gold mine… and more!”

1pm -2pm session - Auslan interpreters available

  • Riddhi Gupta (@riddhisw), The University of Sydney
    “Machine Learning and Quantum Control Using our engineering past to navigate a quantum future”
  • Hasti Hayati, University of Technology Sydney
    “Dynamics of running dogs”
  • Dr Emi Tanaka (@statsgen), The University of Sydney
    “Is diversity important? What we can learn from plant breeding”
  • Dr Emma Camp (@emmafcamp), University of Technology Sydney
    “Can Super Corals really be Super Heroes for the Great Barrier Reef?”

2pm -3pm session

This event is run in partnership with Soapbox Science. The events main sponsors are: The Faculty of Science & Women in Engineering and IT at The University of Technology Sydney, and three Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence: EQUS, ACEMS and FLEET.