About the Great Southern Science Council
The Great Southern Science Council (GSSC) is a committee of science professionals who volunteer their time on the Council and for running events and live and work in the beautiful Great Southern of WA. All members are passionate about the region and about science. They work together to promote science, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education, and research in this region. These objectives are supported by the provision of science communication information, collaboration and the promotion of science in the wider community.
History & Objectives
The Great Southern Science Council was established in late 2011. Following a call for nominations for membership, eight councillors were appointed and first met early in 2012.
The purpose of the Great Southern Science Council is to act as an advocate and independent voice for science, through education and engagement initiatives. GSSC fosters a culture of science literacy to facilitate communication between scientists and our community.
Facilitate communication and learning between scientists and local communities through engagement activities.
Encourage people to pursue scientific education and careers.
Encourage cross-disciplinary research and communication.
Assist the attraction of resources for research and STEMI education.
Actions & Strategies 2019
Convene the Science Rocks Careers Event 2019 for high schools
Plan for the Great Southern Great Science Symposium 2019
Continue developing the GSSC website
Develop regular 'Science in the Community' events
Promote local science activities through the media
Promote community understanding of the importance of STEM skills
Assist with research applications and mentoring for students and educators
Provide support for science teachers in conjunction with STAWA, ASTA and associated bodies
Promote Citizen Science opportunities
Involve TAFE in activities promoting science
Convene regular 'Social Science' meetings
Liaise with the Office of Chief Scientist
Develop GSSC Media presence
Be a communication conduit between active scientists and our community
Members of the council are local science professionals dedicated to promoting collaboration and the promotion of science to the wider community.
Learn more about the Members, their qualifications, interests and experience here.
Interested? Want to get involved?
If you are a science professional and think you have the time and skills to enhance the GSSC you can find more information here.
If keen please email a covering letter and current CV to GSSC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be considered during the next round of GSSC membership nominations.