Bea­z­ley spreads word on science

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

FOR­MER WA chief sci­en­tist Lyn Bea­z­ley says the world needs more young, pas­sion­ate sci­en­tists.

Speak­ing to Year 9 stu­dents from New­man Col­lege this month, Pro­fes­sor Bea­z­ley said there were end­less ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for young stu­dents in­ter­ested in science.

“With world pop­u­la­tion growth tak­ing off, science and tech­nol­ogy will help us in all of the key ar­eas for us to live, in­clud­ing agri­cul­ture, en­ergy, en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and hu­man health,” Pro­fes­sor Bea­z­ley said.

“I’m pas­sion­ate about shar­ing my en­thu­si­asm for science and show­ing peo­ple how it fits into so­ci­ety, into in­dus­try, gov­ern­ment and com­mu­nity. “WA is a great place to study science.” New­man Col­lege head of science Brad Young said the stu­dents ab­sorbed ev­ery­thing Pro­fes­sor Bea­z­ley said.

“Stu­dents were well in­formed and en­ter­tained by the lu­cid ex­am­ples of sci­en­tific en­deav­our cur­rently tak­ing place in WA and be­yond,” Mr Young said.

“The curriculum of­fers a wide range of cour­ses that pro­mote both the tra­di­tional sci­ences, as well as some such as psy­chol­ogy that are rel­a­tively new to WA and have gen­uine ap­peal for stu­dents.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d446302

New­man Col­lege Year 9 stu­dents Jai Tay­lor and Beth Red­wood with Pro­fes­sor Lyn Bea­z­ley.

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