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Science takes to the sky in south west Victoriaaircraft carrying highly-sensitive gravity measuring technology

In what is considered one of Victoria's largest science projects, aircraft carrying highly-sensitive gravity measuring technology are taking off from Warrnambool airport.

The in-flight technology will measure precise variations in the Earth's natural gravity field. These variations allow geologists to learn more about the distribution and shape of rock formations deep within the earth – beneath the land and seabed – to refine 3D geological models of the Otway Basin.

Victorian Gas Program helping break gender stereotypesScientists Tiffany Bold and Charlotte Iverach with Geological Survey of Victoria Director, Paul McDonald

Life for a woman working in the geoscience sector 40 years ago was, quite literally, like entering a minefield.

Today, however, the minerals and mining industry operates in a very different landscape, empowering scientists like Tiffany Bold and Charlotte Iverach to hold key roles within major local resource projects in Victoria.

STEM spotlight: rural students win big at 'Robotics Olympics'Students from Wangaratta's Galen College with Astronaut Nicole Stott

When six students from Wangaratta's Galen College won a national competition to represent Australia in Louisville, Kentucky at the 'Robotics Olympics', locals were thrilled.

The VEX Robotic World Championships holds the Guinness World Record as the largest robot competition in the world, meaning this was the big league.

Five minutes with Victoria's Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples

Dr Amanda Caples engageing with interviewer

Dr Amanda Caples, appointed as Victoria's Lead Scientist in mid-2016, walks us through her career and shares her love for all things science.

Learn about her first job, how she navigates the complex world of business, government and academic interests, her career highlights and more.

Monash Uni team on a roving mission to MarsMonash University student team with design for next generation of Mars rover Vehicles

A Monash University student team has made the finals of an international competition to design and build the next generation of Mars rover vehicles. The achievement has attracted support from Victoria's Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, who said the challenging competition will allow the team to pit its engineering, science and technology skills against the best in world.

Victorian-developed vaccine to save thousands of child deaths Microscopic rotavirus

Victorian-based scientists have discovered a new vaccine that protects babies from a potentially deadly rotavirus infection.

Victoria's lead scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, who worked on some of the earlier phases of the research said the discovery built on Victoria's reputation for effective infectious disease research.

Melbourne's bid to make malaria historyDr Leanne Robinson from the Burnet Institute

Melbourne will host the inaugural Malaria World Congress in July.

We speak to Dr Leanne Robinson from the Burnet Institute and Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria's Lead Scientist, about the disease and how the congress will help towards its eradication.

Gas report drills down into the detailDr Amanda Caples with Onshore conventional gas study stakeholders

Victoria's Lead Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples, is overseeing the onshore conventional gas study together with a stakeholder advisory panel made up of farmers, industry, local government and community members. The Victorian Gas Program is a $42.5 million Victorian Government geoscience and environmental research initiative to support a robust, evidence based estimate of Victoria's gas resources.

Celebrating scienceTwo young ladies enaging at national science week

The recent launch of Victoria's Inspiring Australia Program brought together passionate scientists and advocates for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program aims to promote STEM activities and National Science Week.

Page last updated: 17 October 2018