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Jackie Randles

Inspiring Australia

EdTalk Video: Connecting big audiences to science and technology
(EdTalk videos launching Monday 19 April 2021)

Video Synopsis:

Inspiring Australia is the national strategy for public engagement with science technology and innovation. NSW Manager Jackie Randles explains how the initiative works to connect STEM researchers to big audiences, creating dynamic networks and memorable experiences for all kinds of audiences. Find out about some of the festivals, citizen science activities, public talks, videos and artistic projects Inspiring Australia has catalysed across the state so that community members can meet and interact with scientists in all kind of ways. Get involved in its extensive programs including during National Science Week and discover what this national STEM engagement initiative can offer your students and their families.



Jackie Randles is passionate about engaging communities and creating networks. As manager Inspiring Australia NSW, Jackie’s role is to connect science and technology researchers and STEM engagement professionals with all kinds of organisations that can help extend the reach and impact of their research knowledge, including through festivals, public programs and introducing science themes into mainstream cultural and sporting events.

Find out how Inspiring Australia NSW works in community settings to build widespread awareness of science and technology innovation, including through campaigns like National Science Week and by establishing year round event programs delivered by Regional Science Hubs.