National Science Week 2006 

CDU's Claire Costello with Tiah Portelli

Fred Portelli with granddaughter Brielle Portelli

The spotlight was on Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina Campus as it opened the Northern Territory Science Week 2006 last week.

Science Week 2006 was launched at CDU on Wednesday 9 August, and gave CDU staff and students the opportunity to showcase the best of our scientific research to industry and government representatives.

The School of Science and Primary Industries set up various displays and hands on stalls, with the aquaculture department showing off their ‘snappy’ mud crabs and the always popular chemistry crew making slime.

The Northern Territory National Science Week 2006 co-chair Adam Gromadzki commented on CDU’s involvement and on the week in general: “Charles Darwin University has been a key partner involved in promoting National Science Week and once again impressed with their display of hands on exhibits.

“Science Week is an opportunity for NT residents to get involved in science and to celebrate and promote science and its achievements and how it impacts on society,” he said.

“Science to me is everything from the air we breather to the cars we drive.”

National Science Week 2006 will involve 30 science related events being held across the Territory and over 500 activities and events nationwide.

National Science Week is in its eight year and will run from12-20 of August.

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