Cynthia Lui MP
Member for Cook
Member Cook Cynthia Lui is encouraging the community to take advantage of the Engaging Science Grants program to help raise awareness of science in the Cook electorate.
Ms Lui said the Engaging Science Grants were designed to help boost community participation in science events and increase awareness of Queensland scientific activities and achievements.
Individuals and organisations can apply for any amount of funding up to $10,000 if their activity or project encourages the study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, builds a better understanding of science, or improves community engagement with science.
“There is an amazing breadth of scientific talent in Queensland working on everything from new medicines and robotic vision to climate change,” Ms Lui said.
“We want more locals to enjoy the great science taking place in the Cook electorate and to get more scientists out in the community talking about science.
“The Engaging Science Grants are designed to boost interest in science and get more Queenslanders involved in science activities and events.”
Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to supporting the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) sector, and the jobs opportunities that are available.
“These grants are about expanding the reach of science across the state and engaging more people in the wonders of science and innovation,” she said.
“We know that employment in this sector is growing two times faster than other occupations and it is important we embrace this and look at the career opportunities of the future.”
To find out more about Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants and to download an application, visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-and-startups-industry-small-business-universities-and-researchers/engaging-science-grants
Media contact: Cook Electorate Office – 4223 1100