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Communicate to collaborate: tailoring science communication within the scientific community

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance

Honours project: Investigate how to increase awareness and collaborative opportunities within the research and industry sectors for a national ecosystem monitoring program.

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Reconstructing past marine life using ancient DNA

Linda Armbrecht microscope image

Honours project: Reconstruct past marine life using ancient DNA from deep ocean sediments.

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Citizen Science: Using people power to drive research

Wild Orchid Watch citizen science

Honours project: What will it take to make the Wild Orchid Watch national citizen science project successful in the long term?

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Improving plant responses to sub-optimal conditions through plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Make fundamental discoveries about how strigolactones act to alter the growth of plant root cells or applying the latest knowledge of strigolactones to crops.

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Retinal energy metabolism and links to eye disease

Honours project: Investigate retinal metabolism associated with eye disease.

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Let's improve the way science is communicated

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Honours project: Science writing - how to improve reader confidence and learning

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How do the public perceive climate change?

Climate change newspaper article

Honours project: Monitoring the impact of media reporting on the public attitude to climate change

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How can teachers teach science better?

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Honours projects: Australia is slipping behind the rest of the world in science and mathematical achievement; how could we improve STEM education?

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Use of drones to assess the performance of wheat in sodic soils

drone over crops

Honours project: Investigate wheat growth and yield in high-sodium soils using drone-mounted imaging techniques

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Role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during plant reproduction

Grains for health

Honours project: Investigate the role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during early reproductive development as mutants abort early during seed development.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition