Childhood curiosity inspires science careers

The three QUT scientists behind an explosive show for Brisbane school students have shared how childhood curiosity was one of the big drivers for their own careers in STEM.

QUT chemists Dr Nathan Boase, Dr Michael Pfrunder and Federica Sbordone have joined forces to create Igniting the Magic of Chemistry, which will be livestreamed for primary school and high school students on March 10.

The show was originally planned as an in-person event for school groups at QPAC for the World Science Festival Brisbane, but the Brisbane floods saw organisers do a quick pivot to a free online experience, as part of the festival’s updated virtual program.

The show aims to shine a spotlight on science and give next-generation scientists a chance to learn more about chemistry and be inspired about possible career paths.

Learn more here.

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