Sensory Science Nominated for Eureka STEM Inclusion Prize
The Australian Museum’s annual Eureka prize finalists have been announced and there is a new prize for 2019. Three finalists have been announced for the prize for STEM inclusion: to increase participation, interest and access to STEM.
One of the finalists is ‘Sensory Science‘, a series of interactive exhibitions that are designed to make science accessible for people with impaired vision. People from all walks of life – students, seniors, researchers- are unpacking scientific concepts through sound, smell and touch.
The exhibitions are run by the University of New South Wales and Monash University who wish to bring science to everybody.
We spoke with Dr David Jacques, a group leader of Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales. Dr Jacques lead the second Sensory Science exhibition at UNSW in December last year.
Photo: Dr Erica Tandori, Melbourne-based artist holding a tactile model of the HIV virus (photo supplied by Dr David Jacques).