Above: Some of the Young Science Ambassadors at the Wonder of Extreme Science event at QUT this year with Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt
and 2015 Clunie Ross Award recipients

The Young Science Ambassadors are an integral aspect of Wonder of Science. 

The Ambassadors are selected PhD candidates or early career researchers from leading Queensland universities. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate science communicators, which enables them to mentor both students and teachers.The ambassadors are excellent role models who often build lasting relationships with schools and communities. 

The YSAs visit participating schools, work with students on their challenge tasks and support them with the development of their science projects. Even classes that are not participating in the program, may also benefit from Ambassador visits to their schools.The Ambassadors provide presentations and science activities as part of their work in schools. 

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Jacqueline Byrne

Jeremy Brooks

Natalie Mckirdy

Diana Lucia


Patrick Biggins

Kaustav Das Gupta

Marie Dade