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SNaP committee

Science News and Promotion is what we do...

The SNAP committee:

  • supports networks of communication across the university and nationally
  • promotes Science as a worthy endeavour to the community
  • promotes Science as a degree option at Otago
  • coordinates the promotion of outreach activities

Committee members

Professor Richard Barker (PVC Sciences)

Dr Judith Bateup (Microbiology & Immunology)

Dr Aladin Bekhit (Food Science)

Steve Broni (OUASSA)

Andrea Brown (CELS/Zoology)

Sally Carson (Marine Studies Centre/Marine Science)

Sandra Copeland (Hands-on at Otago)

Cara Duffy (Marketing and Communications, Division of Sciences)

Dr Esther Haines (Physics)

Dan Hendra (Director, NZ International Science Festival)

 (School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Dr Simon McMillan (Kaikorai Valley College)

Dr Dave McMorran (Chemistry)

Dr Jenny Rock (Centre for Science Communication)

Dr Doug MacKenzie (Geology)

Associate Professor Phil Sheard (Physiology/Neuroscience)

Dr Tina Summerfield (Botany/Ecology)

Dr Gareth Treharne (Psychology)

Ben Varkalis (Geography)

Dr Dave Warren (Chemistry)

Email snap.committee@otago.ac.nz

What we do

The SNAP committee has an overview of the various outreach and promotional activities undertaken at Divisional and increasingly at departmental level.

We offer years of experience and expertise if you have a Good Idea and want help to execute it. You may be surprised by the large range of things we already do and have done for a long time. Follow the links for a snapshot of our activities. There's more on the Schools Resources page

Table of links to science teaching extras

Brain Bee Challenge OUASSA Extras - Science Extras - Physics On Campus Experience for Māori
Junior Maths Competition Marine Studies Centre Extras - Maths Extras - Biology On Campus Experience for Pasifika
Science Wānanga Senior Science Quiz Hands-On at Otago Extras - Chemistry Extras - Technology

When we do it?

SNaP meetings are on the last Thursday of each month at 1pm, in either the Division of Sciences meeting room (Union Court) or in the Department of Zoology.

If you would like to attend as our guest, please email snap.committee@otago.ac.nz