National Science Week – UniSA node
16 Aug 10:00 am - 16 Aug 1:00 pm

Museum of Discovery, UniSA Cancer Research Institute




National Science Week  2018 is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation. CBNS has four nodes contributing this year which is exciting.

This year, the UniSA node organises an exhibition with the Museum of Discovery (MOD) for local schools:

Super Drugs and Mini-Guts


This event also provides a rare opportunity for students to speak with researchers (PhD students and early-career researchers) about what it is like to study and work in STEM, as well as visit the recently opened MOD.

Activities will include:

  • Journey into the cell A virtual reality experience where you can enter a cell and learn about the processes.
  • How small is a nano? An introduction into the nano-scale and nano-particles, focusing on their role in biomedicine.
  • Gut feeling The making of a mini silicon intestine used to understand and mimic the conditions of our gut
  • Deliveroo Drugs How we design new smarter drugs which make the medication we take more efficient and more easily absorbed in our body.
  • MOD A tour around Australia’s leading future-focused museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation.

The event is also being supported by the Future Industries Institute and School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at UniSA. A main partner for the event will be the Museum of Discovery (MOD) located in UniSA’s new Cancer Research Institute.