State Library of South Australia


Date: 9 August 2018

Time: 6 to 7:30pm

Location: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building

Note: Free, bookings essential

Ignition Series Inspiring young people to connect with STEM at the State Library of South Australia

Are you 16-20 years old* and interested in all things science? Then our IGNITION Series is for you.

28 June - IGNITION: What's trending in science?

Young faces of science from the University of Adelaide talk about their diverse and fascinating areas of research in an informal conversational event. From understanding animal behaviour and environmental challenges to developing pharmaceutical technology and analysing echidna DNA, a fascinating glimpse into the world of STEM and science.


Tom Chambers, PhD Student (Physics)
Tahlia Perry, PhD Student (Biology)
Timothy Barker, PhD Student (Animal and Veterinary Sciences)
Kathryn Palasis, PhD Student (Chemistry)


*Under 16's are welcome if accompanied by an adult

About the IGNITION series

Meet Adelaide's young faces of science and hear the latest in science research, innovation, technology, and opportunities for tertiary study and career paths. Chat with presenters and peers over light refreshments.

Unlock the science stories of past and present day innovators and change makers through the collections of the State Library. You'll be surprised what you will find.

Upcoming dates

  • 9 August
  • 16 August
  • 20 September
  • 15 November

Proudly supported by Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Adelaide University.

Previous events in the series

17 May - IGNITION: Crunching the numbers - can maths explain everything?

Math is sometimes called the science of patterns, the language of the universe. It's about quantity, structure, space, change, measurement and motion. 

15 March - IGNITION: Engineering sports

What do bike helmets, satellite motors and body maps have in common?

Associate Professor Richard Kelso will talk about his work in developing the world's fastest road cycling helmet and the involvement of PhD candidate and engineering honours students. Q&A session will follow the presentation with opportunity for informal conversations.

More events


Contact Us

Phone Us: +61 8 8207 7250
Ask Us a research query
Visit Us: Corner North Tce
& Kintore Ave, Adelaide

Media queries
Venue hire queries

View our contact details

Copyright & this website | Disclaimer | Privacy | Tell us what you think | Accessibility | FOI | Sitemap

Page last updated: 1:46 PM 24 May 2018

Page URL:

State Library of SA - South Australian Government