Our staff are experienced science communicators and can discuss ANSTO's research with primary or secondary classes at an appropriate level of detail.
This program is designed to address:
- Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills content descriptors for Stages 3-5 (Years 5-10).
- Skill outcomes for Stage 6 science subjects.
Please note that we have booked our scientists for a 3-hour time slot. When you book one of these sessions, we will contact you by email and ask you to select a 30-minute period within this time slot for your students to talk with our expert.
Meet Ben Fraser
1.30-4pm, Wednesday 4 September. Book now
Ben is a research chemist at ANSTO and specialises in developing new and improved radiopharmaceuticals. He also lectures at several universities to teach the next generation of scientists and medical professionals about nuclear medicines.
Ben works together with scientists across the world in large collaborative projects, and supervises his own research students.
Meet Lidia Matesic
1.30-4pm, Monday 9 September. Book now
Lidia is a radiochemist at ANSTO’s Camperdown campus and researches new radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosing and treating diseases. Lidia works with a cyclotron to produce nuclear medicines, particularly those using Fluorine-18. Lidia also talks regularly with school teachers and students about her research.
Meet Michael Druce
1.30-4pm, Tuesday 10 September. Book now
Michael has played a pivotal role in Australia's development and advanced manufacturing of Molybdenum-99, the precursor to the Technetium-99m, which is used to diagnose cancers and heart disease world wide in SPECT scans.
Meet Jitendra Mata
1.30-4pm, Wednesday 11 September. Book now
Jitendra helps manage two of ANSTO’s state-of-the-art neutron scattering instruments (QUOKKA and Kookaburra). He works together with international scientists who come to use the instrument on many research projects, including the structure of starch and food proteins for the food industry, and science related problems with mineral extraction for the mining industry.
Meet Katy Wood
1.30-4pm, Tuesday 17 September. Book now
Katy Wood is a scientist working at ANSTO. She is responsible for an instrument that looks at the structure of materials on the nanoscale. The materials she investigates range from nanoparticles for medical diagnostics to aluminium for aircraft industry. Her favourite thing about the job is working with the many different scientists who come to use the instrument.
Suggested Learning Sequence
|Lesson 1 (in-class) or pre-work at home||Lesson 2 (videoconference)||Post-work or homework|
As a class, students:
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