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Each year Curtin University runs a number of Science Week activities.

Friday 9 August 2013
Brain Break Morning Tea @ Curtin University

Let science blow your mind! We'll be handing out popping candy to celebrate National Science Week 2013!

What's so great about popping candy? Well imagine your car tyre has 32 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure. Popping candy is candy that has carbon dioxide gas trapped in it. But this gas is under pressure - a whopping 600 psi!

What does this mean? It means sugar that is much more fun than regular candy. As the toffee dissolves in your mouth the high pressure gas is release, these feel like very small explosions (or pops) in your mouth.

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Location: various locations around Curtin University

Saturday 10 August 2013
Curtin University @ WA National Science Week Launch 2013

Come along to the Western Australian National Science Week Launch and try some hands-on science with the Curtin University Science and Engineering Outreach Team.

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Location: Perth Cultural Centre (outside WA State Library)

Thursday 15 August 2013
Innovations in Health and their Impact on the Future of Healthcare

Public Lecture @ Curtin University
Presented by Professor Moyez Jiwa

Dr Moyez Jiwa, Professor of Health Innovation at Curtin University, will be presenting an exciting glimpse into the future of health care at an upcoming public lecture.

For the first time, he will also be demonstrating a new mobile application which has the potential to motivate people to take responsibility for their own health and challenge the behaviours of an increasingly obese population.

Professor Jiwa will also outline the drivers and barriers to innovation within the health sector and share the latest advances in technology and how they are working to revolutionise health care. These include a device to treat ADHD without drugs, a device to rehabilitate patients who have had a stroke, another to improve memory and a mattress that measures a sick baby's blood pressure without tubes and wires.

Time: 6:00pm - 7:45pm, refreshments from 7:30pm
Location: Bankwest Lecture Theatre (Building 200A) Curtin University
Register: events@curtin.edu.au

Saturday 17 August 2013
Curtin University @ South West Science Spectacular

Come along to the South West Science Spectacular and try some hands-on science with the Curtin University Science and Engineering Outreach Team.

We'll have rockets, nanotechnology, chemistry and dry ice!

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Location: Ocean Forest Lutheran College - Dalyellup

Monday 19 August 2013
Traces of Contact: Murder Amongst the Military

Public Lecture @ Curtin University
Presented by: Professor Simon Lewis and Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis OBE

The world of crime provokes a wide range of emotions within the human psyche. There is often a deep-seated need to know how and why the crime was committed, how the person was caught, and perhaps, more importantly, how a person can be caught.

Simon Lewis, a national award-winning lecturer and forensic researcher and his father Lieutenant Colonel Roger Lewis will give an account of a military murder trial in which even the most thorough forensic evidence cannot always ensure a conviction.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm, with refreshments from 6pm
Location: Resources and Chemistry Precinct, Building 500, Curtin University
Register for this event