The 2017 Science Talent Search

20 November, 2017

Followers of this site will be well aware that Australian Skeptics are proud long-term sponsors of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria’s annual Science Talent Search.

Here are the statistics for 2017:

2017 was the 66th year of the STS.

3,369 Victorian students entered; the largest level of participation for several years.

704 Cash bursaries were awarded.

There were 42 sponsors, ranging from multinational companies to private individuals.

The Australian Skeptics were a major sponsor: 90 students received bursaries funded by the Australian Skeptics.

Science Talent Search: Bursary Winners sponsored by The Australian Skeptics

We congratulate Janice Teng and her team of volunteers for a great event. If you are interested in STS and would like to know more, go to  http://www.sciencevictoria.com.au/sts/


Australian Skeptics Awards 2017

19 November, 2017

The Bent Spoon, the Thornett Award and the Skeptic of the Year

http://www.skeptics.com.au/2017/11/19/2017-bent-spoon-to-nicm-skeptic-of-the-year-christine-bayne/


Puzzles for November 2017

31 October, 2017

November’s puzzles include:

– seven new Picture Puzzles

– twenty Mixed Bag trivia / general knowledge questions

– a Skeptical Crossword about General Skeptical Issues

– set 64 of our Logic & Maths Puzzles.

For the first time, the Mixed Bag Questions, the Crossword and the Logic & Maths Puzzles are all supplied as .pdf files for easy access

All monthly puzzles are accessible from the Puzzles Page.


Puzzles for September 2017

31 August, 2017

This months batch of puzzles includes:

  • Seven new Picture Puzzles and twenty “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the Puzzles Page

Puzzles for July 2017

30 June, 2017

There’s a General Skeptical Issues  Crossword Puzzle this month, or
[pdf version]
a new set of Logic & Maths Problems or [pdf version]
Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions are as usual at the top of the Puzzles Page

Enjoy!


Puzzles for June 2017

31 May, 2017

CROSSWORD with Religious Imagery as its theme.

June 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle [HTML Version] OR https://vicskeptics.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/82-june-2017-crossword-religious-imagery.pdf [pdf Version]

LOGIC PROBLEMS

June 2017 Logic & Maths Problems [HTML Version] OR https://vicskeptics.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/59-logic-and-maths-puzzles-june-2017.pdf [pdf Version]

PICTURE PUZZLES and “MIXED BAG” questions are at the top of the Puzzles Page

Enjoy!


Puzzles for May 2017

30 April, 2017


Our Crossword this month is mainly about Conspiracy Theories.

May 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle (HTML format)

or

81 May 2017 Crossword Conspiracy Theories (.pdf format).

There are ten new May 2017 Logic & Maths Problems (HTML format)

or

58 Logic and Maths Puzzles May 2017 for pdf (.pdf format);

with new Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the Puzzles Page

Enjoy!