Not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear lab coats! This immersive workshop, designed for families and kids aged 8-12, plunges you into the weird...

Superheroes of Science

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Building 1 (UTS Tower)
15 Broadway
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
University of Technology Sydney
Price:
From: $15.00
Superhero science fish
Superhero science fish

Featuring

Rachel Landers headshot

Rachel Landers

A renowned documentary filmmaker and writer with a PhD in history, Rachel Landers is the Head of Media Arts & Production and Animation Production in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at UTS. Her award-winning films have screened globally.

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Dr Carmine Gentile

A Senior Lecturer within the School of Biomedical Engineering at UTS, Dr Carmine Gentile also leads the Cardiovascular Regeneration Group at UTS. He is an internationally recognised expert in the field of 3D bioprinting and stem cell technologies.

Dr Amy Bottomley headshot

Dr Amy Bottomley

Having joined UTS as Post-Doctoral Associate in 2012, Dr Amy Bottomley has worked on a number of studies looking at how bacteria change shape and size to survive in different environments. She has expertise in a range of light, fluorescence and super-resolution microscopy techniques.

Dr Louise Cole headshot speaker

A/Prof Louise Cole

Associate Professor Louise Cole is currently the Director and Facility Manager of the Microbial Imaging Facility (MIF) in the Faculty of Science at UTS. She is a plant and fungal cell biologist with three decades of microscopy experience.

Dr Claire Richards headshot speaker

Dr Claire Richards

Dr Claire Richards is a passionate researcher focused on the mysteries of the placenta and its important role in pregnancy. Having completed her PhD at UTS in early 2024, Claire has harnessed new technologies to grow miniature placentas in a dish that can be watched and studied as they grow.

Atticus Gough headshot speaker

Atticus Gough

Self-described as "a living cartoon", Atticus Gough is a Sydney-based 3D animator and avid hobbyist. Atticus has had a hand in a wide variety of projects, from episodic TV shows and feature films to Vivid Sydney Light installations. Atticus has also mentored and tutored introductory animation classes.

Matt Gidney

Matt Gidney

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Matt Gidney has over 25 years of professional experience in the animation and VFX industry and has worked internationally in leading creative, technical and supervising roles. 

Alyssa Mullen

Alyssa Mullen

After graduating from the University of Technology Sydney in 2022, Alyssa Mullen works as a 2D animator/compositor specialising in 2D character rigging and has directed and animated a number of award winning projects including short films and public art projects.

Amelia Farrell

Amelia Farrell

Amelia Farrell graduated with a Bachelor of design in Animation in 2022 from UTS specialising in 3D animation. She is a Sydney based artists and animator with a background in oil and watercolour painting. Amelia loves creating worlds that are rich in colour and texture.

Aki Clayton

Aki Clayton

A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney in 2022 and Lawrie Fitzgerald award recipient, Aki Clayton is a 2D/3D technical artist with a passion for creating stunning stylized hybrid animations. Aki has worked on short films, music videos and documentaries, as well as directed and produced several award winning short films.

Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Not all heroes wear capes – some of them wear lab coats! This immersive workshop, designed for families and kids aged 8-12, plunges you into the weird and wonderful world of microscopic science.

Step up to the microscope and discover the tiny world that exists beyond normal vision through a blend of animation and real-life science. Design your own small but mighty superhero, hear what it’s like to be a scientist and discuss how this work will impact humanity’s future for good.

This experience is fully interactive — you’re invited to poke around, ask questions, make discoveries and gaze into microscopes. Not only is this a chance to hang out with clever and cool scientists and filmmakers, but it’s also an opportunity to unleash your own inner science superhero.

Discover two vast and awesome worlds hidden in plain sight: the world of tiny unseen things and the world of science.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.