Monash University science undergraduate student Andrew Gray with some samples of bacteria at his laboratory in Brunswick. 28 July 2016. The Age NEWS. Photo: Eddie Jim.
This week we’re starting off with National Science Week and Monash’s own Science Industry Week.
National Science Week, this year held from 13-21 August, is Australia’s week to celebrate science and technology – and to acknowledge the contribution of Aussie scientists to the world.
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Started off as just journal entries on Andy Weir’s personal blog (super old school), ‘The Martian’ turned into a mega-hit novel. Andy’s passion for science shines through the story with the realism of science and technologies in ‘The Martian’. The movie adaption by Ridley Scott to be become one of the science fiction movies where the movie did the book justice.
The story follows a witty, clever astronaut, Mark Watney, in his quest to survive the inhospitable Martian life and return to Earth. The movie is much more than just an adventure as his humour and charm keeps you feel invested in the story, even through the most serious and deadly of times. This is true for both the book and the movie.
The science and technologies in the movie and film may not be perfect but it’s as close to real technologies as movies get. Check out 9 real NASA Technologies in ‘The Martian’ here.
***Be warned! There may be some spoilers in this post, continue reading at your own discretion.***
The semester has begun and it’s time to get your head out of holiday mode and into ‘uggghh I need to study’ mode.
Here’s a list of study-related apps that we like to use to get our lives together.
All first years! As part of Monash University’s student led Mental Health Champions program, they’re excited to bring to you… Uni & Chill!
Broadly, they will be exploring procrastination, self-care, mindfulness and ways to get the most out of and adjust to university life.
The dates will be Monday 8, 15, 22, 29 August, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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Here are some more tips to get you studying
1. Use a strange (but still legible) font for your study notes.
You will have to put more effort into reading them therefore you are less likely to skim and more likely to retain what you’ve read.
2. Teach what you have studied.
You are 50% more likely to remember something that you’ve said as opposed to have read. Take advantage of this by teaching a friend or family member who is new to the topic. You will soon realise what you don’t understand and questions they have can test your knowledge.
Are you a Science, Physics or Maths Student?
Want to know more about the Bureau of Meteorology’s Graduate program? The Bureau of Meteorology is holding a Graduate Meteorology Information Event tonight!
If you are an undergraduate, post graduate or recent graduate from Physics, Mathematics or Atmospheric Science disciplines, you should come and find out about the Graduate Meteorology program available with the Bureau of Meteorology.
The semester break probably seems like a distant memory as you become more entrenched in your studies.
In this week’s edition of ‘Career Goat’ I would like to talk about ‘Cover Letters and Resumes’.
Monash has created a new way for you to develop your employability skills online. It’s called Leap into Leadership Online (LiLO), and it’s made up of a suite of free online modules you can complete any time.
Hundreds of students have already completed the modules and given them great feedback – so make 2016 the year you become a leader.