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State’s chief scientist Dr Geoff Garrett impressed with Algester Catholic school’s environmental learning centre

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QUEENSLAND’S chief scientist had nothing but praise for the learning taking place at an environmental learning centre – Sheep Station Gully – at St Stephen’s School, Algester. Dr Geoff Garrett joined Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch for a tour of the award-winning, state-of-the-art facility, which was designed to enhance practical learning opportunities in the field of science. Conceived under the ... Read More »

Fair as the moon: Four tips for shooting the supermoon tonight

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  WHERE will you be when the moon edges its closest to the Earth in 70 years? For the first time since 1948, the moon will be the closest to the Earth, at 15 per cent larger than its normal size. And it’s happening tonight. The astromonical phenomenon better known as the supermoon will occur, according to NASA, because the moon ... Read More »

STEM Camp ‘an amazing opportunity’ for students

Bethany Conroy

BETHANY Conroy is getting a head start on her future career after attending a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camp at Queensland University of Technology for high achieving Year 11 students. The St Benedict’s College, Mango Hill, student spent an exciting week in the QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp, where she took part in various talks by industry experts and QUT ... Read More »

Country girl and evolution believer inspired by God the Creator wins world science break

Isabelle Russell

WINNING a 50,000 Euro ($AUD76,000) scholarship for a competitive Masters program as a rural student was only achievable with prayer, science student Isabelle Russell said. Ms Russell, 22, was one of only five students living outside of Europe who received a Category A scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Evolutionary Biology. The scholarship will pay for two years ... Read More »

STEM bears winning fruit

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  THE best and brightest minds from St Mary’s College, Maryborough, came up trumps at this year’s Hervey Bay PCYC annual Science and Engineering Challenge.  The Year 9 and 10 students, with basic engineering instruction from teachers Anne Elmer and Sue McMillan, used their exceptional problem-solving and creative skills to design structures, solve problems and create visions. Over the course ... Read More »

Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe

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THE new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has no doubt that life exists elsewhere in the universe and that when humanity discovers it, the news will come as no big surprise. He suggested that the likely discovery – whether next month or a millennium from now – would be received much the way that news ... Read More »