Dr Carol Oliver

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Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Senior Research Fellow.

  • Primary supervisor for four PhD students and co-supervisor for one other PhD student.
  • Research specialisation: science communication and science education in the digital space primary through to undergraduate.
  • Established The Mars Lab in partnership with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney. The Mars Lab includes a 140 square metre Mars Yard, experimental rovers, and a multimedia multi-use education television studio located at the Museum. The program is delivered directly into primary and high school classrooms nationally and internationally as well as in-person. ¬†Students plan missions and drive research experimental Mars rovers to complete those missions from their classrooms. This facility is now fully self-supporting
  • Led¬† the Smart Science Initiative in partnership with Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, Smart Sparrow, and Arizona State University. The project created four personalised learning modules for Australian high schools.

Twitter: @CarolOliver