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We deliver challenging enriching science programs that aim to broaden horizons, develop capabilities and build Australia’s scientific community.

We have developed and delivered high-quality science programs for high school students, such as the Australian Science Olympiads, for over thirty-five years.

Australian Science Innovations is a registered charity.

Our History

  • 2022 International Science Olympiad Teams

    2022 saw two students win major international competitions.
  • 2021 International Science Olympiad Teams

    In 2021, we sent the first Australian team to the International Junior Science Olympiads, hosted by the United Arab Emirates.
  • 2020 International Science Olympiad Teams

    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many Olympiads were cancelled in 2020 and students were unable to attend or compete.
  • 2019 International Science Olympiad Teams

    2019 marked a unique year where each student placed with a medal across the International Science Olympiads.
  • 2018 International Science Olympiad Teams

    An exciting year that saw gold in both the International Earth Science Olympiad and the International Physics Olympiad.
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Our Patron

Professor Ian Chubb has had a distinguished career which started as a neuroscience researcher.

He went on to become an influential policy maker and leader in the higher education sector, and has held senior positions within leading universities, including heading up the Australian National University as Vice-Chancellor for a decade.

Our Board

  • Anna Davis, Chair

  • Michelle Tea, Deputy Chair

  • Dr Nicole Ang, Treasurer

  • Ben Kremer, Immediate Past Chair

  • Anita Trenwith

  • Michael Frazis

  • Fiona Wright

  • Professor Liz New

  • Dr Tegan Smith

  • Associate Professor Stella Clark

Our Program Staff

  • Julie Cooke, Program Director Biology

  • Julie Beckman, Deputy Program Director Biology

  • Trent Wallis, Program Director Chemistry

  • Dr Tristan Reekie, Deputy Program Director Chemistry

  • Greg McNamara, Program Director Earth & Environmental Science

  • Dr Leslie D. Almberg, Deputy Program Director Earth & Environmental Science

  • Lachlan McGinness, Program Director Physics

  • Dr Kathryn White, Program Director Junior Science Olympiad

  • Dr Tammy Humphrey, Deputy Program Director Junior Science Olympiad

  • Suren Mendis, Deputy Program Director Junior Science Olympiad

  • Dr Kelsie Dadd, Program Director Curious Minds

  • Toni Falusi, Head Coach Curious Minds

Our Office Staff

  • Vanessa Kates, Executive Director

  • Vrinda Sahni, Olympiad Program Manager

  • Geraldine Stringer, Digital Program Manager

  • Nurul Rika, Admin and Alumni Coordinator

  • Ning Tan, Bookkeeper