Science Week Grants for Hobart

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has welcomed the announcement of $90,000 for local groups to deliver science awareness as part of the second round of the Federal Liberal Government’s $720,000 2019 National Science Week Grants.

The aim of the grants is to support science engagement activities for universities, community groups and the public.

“National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of all things science and technology and the grants go towards supporting events taking place across the country,” Senator Abetz said.

Amanda-Sue Markham, Liberal for Clark said she was pleased the program is recognising the electorate of Clark to showcase innovative ideas and creations.
National Science Week was first held in 1997 and has grown substantially, now featuring more than 2,000 events around Australia that attract children, adults, science amateurs and professionals.
“The Liberal Government understands science plays a vital role in boosting the economy and building jobs for future generations,” said Senator Abetz.
The funding will go to:

• UTAS Young Tassie Scientists – Sharing Local Science in our Island Community,
• Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery – Beaker Street pop-up science bar,
• UTAS – Maker Exhibition,
• Elizabeth College – More Science, More Awareness, and
• Drill Performance Company - NEON.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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