Special Science Events at O-Week


Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 26 February, 2016 - 17:00


UNSW Kensington Campus



Type of event: 

Special Event

There are a million and one Science activities happening on campus during O-Week, including all our Student Society stalls and our all-important Official Science Faculty Welcome on Wednesday 24 February.

Besides everything else on offer, O-Week is also playing host to a  Ripple of Riveting Ideas!

See details of Science-related RORI events below.

 Ripple of Riveting (Science) Ideas @ UNSW O-Week

Liquid Nitrogen Icecreamery

Monday and Wednesday 
1:00pm-2:00pm @Aqua Marquee
Bring out the inner mad scientist within you, and explore the magnificence of liquid nitrogen with free liquid nitrogen ice-cream! Brought to you by the students of Material Science Society, this event will literally have you in the clouds.

Post-Graduate Three-Minute Thesis Competition

12:00pm-2:00pm @Aqua Marquee
Are you a post-grad with a sick research project up your sleeve? Or even if you're an undergrad wanting to check out the groundbreaking research at UNSW, come on down to this thesis competition! Brought to you by the Post-Graduate Council, you can register before the event to present your research, or rock-up on the day, and win a cash prize!

STEMM Networking Morning Tea

9:30am-11:00am-Women @Aqua Marquee
If you're a STEMM kid (students from Science, Tech, Eng, Maths and Med), come snack on a delicious free morning tea! Meet like-minded students, academics and researchers keen to improve gender equity in STEMM fields. Be challenged & inspired by a Special Guest Lecture whilst getting your innovative art-and-craft-y on, with prizes up for grabs!

Maths: Infinite Possibilities

10:00am-10:30am @Macauley Theatre
This session is for anyone who will be taking some maths courses at UNSW. Whether you love or hate maths, come along and join the fun.

Psychology of Climate Change

12:00pm-12:30pm @Aqua Marquee
Have you ever heard someone say, "why is it storming in summer?!", and thought to yourself, "it's called global warming -.-". Join Prof. Newell, in commenting on the psychology behind climate change, and how society perceives it. Yes, it does exist, it does affect us, and we do need to do something about it.

Debate: Could space exploration save us from climate change?

2:00pm-3:00pm @Aqua Marquee
Is it all too late for Planet Earth? The UNSW Debating Society considers whether space colonies are possible, how we'll cope with a limited dating pool (would you date an alien?) and the aesthetics of wind farms on Mars. With all these hurdles, is moving to space still a better survival plan than hoping that the international community will achieve consensus on combating climate change?

The Science of Saying Thanks and Being Thanked

2:30pm-3:00pm @Aqua Marquee
When was the last time you said ‘thank you’? How about the last time you were thanked? Dr. Williams will highlight the scientific benefits of expressing and receive gratitude in relationships, from strangers to romantic partnerships.