In order to prepare you for National Science Week next week, , SciSoc and the University's Faculty of Science invites you to put your minds to the test. On Thursday (8th of August), the New Law Foyer will become the Colosseum for scientific minds to prove who is the very best. Register here before the event, and you'll even get a free lunch and drink to enjoy as you complete the trivia! Come along as a team, or if you are new to the Uni there will be mentors for First Year groups who may well surprise us all. If you're interested in what else the university is putting on during National Science Week, check out the page here!
Class is back in session, and you're probably starting to question why you're doing some (or all) of the subjects that you're doing, and you're really confused. Well, brave scientist, fear not! Join your fellow SciSoc members at Hermann's on this Friday afternoon, bring your labcoat, and indulge in some drinks with us. Afterwards, we'll be making our way into Newtown to continue the crawl. A full list of bars TBA.
For those of you who missed O-Week, and therefore your chance to sample the uni's clubs and societies program, never fear! Wednesday is Re-O Day, and SciSoc will be there with its very own stall! Our stall is number 27, on Eastern Avenue, near to STA Travel's stall and in front of and to the right of the Law Lawns. Come over and say hi to our friendly exec! As said above, Re-O Day is a chance to secure your tickets to Bucky Ball 2013 very early! If you would like to buy your tickets on the day, make sure to bring your money and Access card or number to our stall! Try to get in as early as possible, so that you don't miss out on an amazing night! If you haven't already, you can buy your official SciSoc 2013 T-Shirt there! It will be available in five different colours (Green, Red, Burgundy, Dark Blue and Light Blue) and in four sizes (S, M, L, XL). It will cost $10 with Access and $15 for Non-Access. Remember, if you come to any of our fortnightly BBQs this year wearing this t-shirt, the food will be absolutely free! Note that colours and sizes are limited, and so the exact size and colour combination you might want may not be available.
Get ready for the blockbusting spectacle of 2013, coming from SciSoc Studios, it’s BUCKY BALL 2013! This is the Society's annual formal event, with black tie attire and a sit-down dinner, and it's happening on 12th October (Saturday, Week 10). The theme this year is Red Carpet. Think big, gather your co-stars, put on your best show-stopping attire and, for one night, live life to the Fullerene! DETAILS Time: Doors open at 6:45pm Date: Saturday, 12th October 2013 Venue: The Turbine Room, Powerhouse Museum Cost: $70 Access, $80 Non-Access Theme: Red Carpet TICKETING Tickets will be available for purchase on Eastern Ave later during semester. Tickets will also be available for purchase at our stall on Re-O Day, on Wednesday (31/01/13)! Online ticket sales are also coming soon. ENSEMBLE CAST DISCOUNT If you have 9 friends who you would like to dine with on the same table for the night, contact Jessica Estephan at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for a 10% discount for the total cost of the tickets!
After nine years, the SciSoc Bookstore is being closed down as decided in our General Meeting on May 31st. If you have any enquiries please email email@example.com.
SciSoc, PhySoc, SUMS, Alchemists Society and PSYCHE are coming together to bring all their members a super duper, ultra, mega, massively huge, gigantic, big, epic post-exam drinks! this will happen at Hermans, 2pm on the 28th of June (the second Friday of exams). It's a great way to meet with your friends following the awful two weeks that were exams, so you can cry about them over drinks. Or if you're one of those people who actually studied, you can celebrate over drinks! You'll get 2 drink vouchers upon arrival. As the afternoon progresses, there will be additional drink vouchers floating around. This event is free with Access and $10 without Access.
On Tuesday (4th June), 6-7pm in Education Lecture Theatre 351, PSYCHE are hosting a talk by Professor Alex Blaszcznski, a world leader in study of pathological gambling. Professor Alex Blaszczynski will explain pathological gambling, different types of gamblers, the insidiousness of internet gambling, and treatment. He will comment on pokie reform, and the banning of TV sportsbetting advertising during sports matches in South Australia, providing his advice for the way forward on gambling. The presentation will include question time, and we encourage questions. Take advantage of this opportunity to converse with one of the world's experts on problem gambling and gambling problems. Before the event, PSYCHE will also be screening "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" from 4pm at the Holme Student Lounge.
On Tuesday, 28th May at 1pm at Chemistry Lecture Theatre 4, Dr Clio Cresswell is giving a talk. As the author of 'Mathematics and Sex', he wil talk about mathematics and sex and other mathematical meanderings involving equations for hormonal love rushes. He'll also talk about knowing when might be a good time to stop playing the field, as well as what brought a mathematician to that point. This is some great end-of-semester inspiration accessible to everyone, so feel free to bring your friends -- it's not just for mathematicians!'