Science Communicator, University of Newcastle
Terry Burns is a professional science communicator from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
He is Director of the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC), a national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach program that aims to inspire more young people into science and engineering careers. The SEC is recognised as an exemplar in holistic, hands-on STEM outreach and community engagement.
Terry founded the popular SMART program in 1998, and is course coordinator of the online general elective course SCIT2100, Science and Professional Communication. He has won awards in science communication, leadership and work integrated learning.
Terry has TAFE and University qualifications in Engineering, and a PhD in science communication. He travels extensively around Australia facilitating, collaborating, speaking and running STEM outreach events. He is very passionate about what he does.
What would a national framework to coordinate and leverage STEM outreach/engagement look like? (Session Producer)