Science in ACTion, a free event showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) organisations in the ACT, was held on Saturday the 12th of August at the Old Bus Depot. Over 3000 people visited 41 stalls throughout the day, learning about ecosystems, technology, dinosaurs, chemistry, and more.
The festival was full of family-friendly fun while also being interactive and educational. Stallholders presented a variety of cutting-edge research and demonstrated the practical applications of STEM.
People appreciated the opportunity to talk about STEM with professionals in those fields, with one attendee saying “they were really helpful and passionate about what they did and I feel inspired to pursue science.”
There were also lots of opportunities to win National Science Week prizes by playing fun science-themed quizzes from Quizling.
Attendees were also able to satisfy their hunger with delicious liquid nitrogen ice cream and yummy pastries.
So much science! So much fun!! See you next year 🙂