For the first time in Chinchilla, World Science Festival Brisbane’s Pioneers in Science program will give local high school students rare and intimate access to a renowned scientist. Meet Adele Green, Senior Scientist, Cancer and Population Studies Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Professor Green is a leading epidemiologist studying one of Australia’s most pressing and widespread health issues: skin cancer including melanoma. She is a pioneer of skin cancer prevention, working to better understand the causes and development of melanoma in particular so its impact can be reduced. Her landmark 20-year study into the regular use of sunscreen proved its effectiveness as an early intervention to decrease melanoma – a breakthrough in cancer research. In recognition of this notable work, Professor Green received a Queensland Australian of the Year Award in 2013, and The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award.
During Pioneers in Science, Adele will share insights into her trailblazing career path and research, and answer questions from the next generation of STEM professionals.
Submit your questions
Students are invited to submit their questions to our pioneer, of which some will be selected for the live show. To submit your questions, please fill out the online form before Friday 1 March. Submissions are open now. You will be contacted via email if your question is chosen for the event.
Following Pioneers in Science, students will explore the interactive science extravaganza that is STREET SCIENCE! Featuring hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and mind-bending experiments, students will taste the pure fun of science.
Pioneers in Science 12.30pm – 1.30pm, followed by Street Science 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form.
If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.
This event is proudly supported by Community Partner Shell’s QGC project.
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