Teachers travel to UNE

Published 09 November 2015

On 11 and 12 November, 100 teachers from New South Wales and Queensland, along with internationally-recognised scientists and key leaders in science education will be collaborating together at The University of New England’s Growing Regional & Agricultural Students in Science (UNE GRASS) Teacher Professional Development event, themed “The Science of Gen 2050”.

The busy program includes information sessions on supporting the Secondary Science syllabus, presenting the exciting science research at UNE supporting agricultural production (particularly in the school of Environmental & Rural Science and the UNE SMART Farm).

The UNE GRASS professional development follows two other successful program events at the university, the Science Investigation Awards and the Industry Placement Scholarship Student Camp, which encouraged young people into the sciences.

Professor Iain Young, Head of School, School of Environmental & Rural Science, will welcome teachers and officially open this event.

Wednesday Nov 11

12-12.40pm Electrochemistry in action : Venue- Lab 1 (east wing, Stokes building, UNE);

2.10-3.45pm Overview of animal science research at UNE :

Venue- (starting n Lecture theatre 1 Natural Resources building, UNE)


Thursday Nov 12

10.30-11.45am iSTEM program in science: Venue- Lecture theatre 2, then to complete interactive activities on the grass outside on the northern side of the Natural resources building, UNE

1.15-2.25pm Insight to the UNE SMART Farm and discovering plant water relationships with ICT International Technology: Venue – UNE SMART farm on Kirby UNE property.

For further details or to register your attendance please contact Ms Susanna Greig on

sgreig2@une.edu.au or 0457562680.


More details of the event, including a full program can be found on the UNE GRASS event page.