As partners we won a Business Higher Education Round Table Award in 1999; an Australian Financial Review Magazine Corporate Partnership Award in 2004 and a Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Community Business Partnership in 2006.
The Science Circus is a big part of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. Questacon provides an inspirational base for presenters and for program partners to be linked together.
“The success of the Science Circus has significantly enhanced Questacon’s reputation at home and abroad, making Questacon a world leader in such activity. No other science centre in the world has outreach programs that cover such great distances each year.”
Prof. Graham Durant, Director, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre
The explainers that accompany the Shell Questacon Science Circus on tour aren’t just young science enthusiasts – they’re graduate scientists studying for their Graduate Diploma in Science Communications through the Australian National University.
“The Graduate Diploma was put in place at the request of the students themselves, who recognised the value of the training and experience of the Science Circus.”
Prof. Ian Chubb AC, Vice Chancellor, the Australian National University
Shell began its support of the Science Circus from the very first tour. Their generous support has enabled the outreach program to continue all these years.
“Shell has reached out to regional and remote Australians through its support of the Shell Questacon Science Circus, demonstrating a strong, long-term commitment to science education in this country.”
Mr. Russell Caplan, Chairman, Shell Companies in Australia (2006-2010)
Partnership between Shell, ANU and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre has been a cornerstone of the program’s success. The program is a great example of government, business and academia working together to bring benefits to the whole community.