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Seeking Volunteers for August Science Festival
 
Dear JAMS members and friends,
 
I will be coordinating JAMS' stall at the Australian Museum Science Festival this year in August. This is where we bring the joys of microbiology to the public and especially to school kids.
 
Please see the 2014 brochure for an idea of last year’s function.
 
I am seeking volunteers to help run our stall on the 11th ,12th ,13th ,18th ,19th , and 20th of August. Each day will be divided into a morning session (9am – 12pm) and an afternoon session (12pm – 3pm). Please let me know if you can contribute half a day (or more!) to this event. It is a lot of fun, and you will be helping to inspire our next generation of scientists.
 
I am also seeking ideas for activities for the stall, if you have anything that would make a good demonstration or quick hands-on activity please let me know.
 
For inquiries, please contact Nick Coleman at:
 
School of Molecular Bioscience – Faculty of Science
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Rm 564, Building G08, The University of Sydney
NSW, AUSTRALIA 2006
Phone: +61 2 9351 6047
Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 14:00 - 21:00

 

Registration Closed

26 February 2014
The Australian Museum

UPDATE: Live musical entertainment for the night will be provided by local jazz band Alice Terry and the Skinny White Boys. We encourage you to check this great act out here.

The time has come to celebrate a massively successful year for JAMS and look to an even more exciting future. JAMS is continuing to grow, with new sponsors and a diversification of activities and outreach. In addition to a year of great presentations and our involvement in National Science Week, 2013 also saw the awarding of the first “JAMS grant” with a LIEF project funded by the ARC. To acknowledge these successes, and to celebrate our 3 year anniversary, this year's annual dinner and symposium will be even BIGGER and BETTER than previous years.

News to hand, we've just been informed that 2509 primary school and 2208 highschool students visited the JAMS exhibition during Science Unleashed. Add this to the 500 members of the public that dropped by on the family day and we have a grand total JAMS booth audience over 5000 people. The microbes should be very happy to get such attention!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who manned the JAMS exhibition booth at Science Unleashed over the last two weeks. In my humble opinion JAMS put together an exhibition booth that was about as engaging as an exhibition booth can get. Extra special thanks to Cathy Burke for organising the schedule. Top job! And finally the biggest thanks go to Michael Kertesz for pulling together the exhibition content. Hard to imagine it being done better. The booth was jam packed with interesting stories, ideas and seeds for future careers. We'll be at it again next year for sure. If you have ideas fresh in your mind for adding to the experience, send me an email

Cheers

Mike Manefield (manefield@unsw.edu.au)

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