Science Snippets

Did you know that on March 15 2017 scientists discovered the gene which controls how fast the brain ages which is fundamental in the prevention against dementia? Science will always have a valuable role in our ever-changing world, whether its preventing diseases, discovering new ways to protect the environment or developing new technology.

In case you were unaware, there are three new Science Ambassadors for 2017, Ava Lambert, Tessa Buzzo and me, Bridie Nebe. We are very pleased to have these positions and are looking forward to building science knowledge and raising awareness of the value of science in our community.

There are a number of events coming up that may be of interest to you.

  • ‘Careers That Shape the World’ is an interactive session to help discover possible career options for you. It is being held at the UQ Centre, University of Queensland St Lucia campus on Wednesday 19 April. This is an exciting experience for all Year 11 and 12 students. For more information, go to
  • Also, and more importantly, from 22 to 26 March, Brisbane will be hosting the World Science Festival. This festival includes presentations on a wide range of topics including the Science behind the Arts, Science and Faith, and a live viewing of 2001: A Space Odyssey. You can find out more here-

Thank you.

Bridie Nebe, 2017 UQ Science Ambassador