Online Science Portal Launched

08 Jun Online Science Portal Launched

This article originally appeared in The Australian, June 6, 2016

The Royal Institution of Australia will today ramp up its online presence with an official launch of its webstreaming offering, ‘Australia’s Science Channel’.

The website, which has been progressively developed over the past 12 months or so, combines video, audio and written content on new studies, background information and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

RiAus says it is the first dedicated publishing platform for STEM stories and content, and has been designed for wide use. It says the website is particularly useful as a resource for non-specialist science teachers boning up on subject matter.

“Anything to do with the best of science engagement and communication, that’s what we’ll be putting up there,” said RiAus director Paul Willis. “Anyone can access it and join in the conversations around the issues in science that’ll affect Australia.”

Will Berryman, CEO of the platform’s designer Hostworks, said the channel provided a unique video service. “There are lots of products for the arts (and) other specialist areas, but nothing devoted to STEM.”

The channel’s public launch will be officiated this morning by local MP and Science Minister, Christopher Pyne.

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