Upcoming Public Events -  Meet Dr Rina

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Rina Fu in Coversation:   
Art + Gravitational Waves

Dr Rina Fu is a writer and multidisciplinary artist who has developed new written and visual work in response to Gravitational Waves for the StoryBursts Writing Program. 

 

The theory of the presence of Gravitational Waves was first put forward by Albert Einstein in 1916, and astrophysicists spent almost 100 years trying to discover them! In 2015 Gravitational Waves were measured for the first time and now even more of the universe can be observed.

 

Rina will present new work including:

  • Reading of written work based on an interview with Dr Linqing Wen at the ARC Center of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery

  • Live calligraphy from Mr Siu Kee Wong (SK)


Dr Rina Fu (Executive Producer and Lead Creative) and Claire Bowen (Executive Producer) were recipients of major funding from National Science Week 2021 to create compelling contemporary art in response to cutting edge science. They now come together to discuss the future of partnerships between artists and scientists in Western Australia.

Event: Rina Fu in Conversation: Art + Gravitational Waves 

Venue: Gravity Discovery Centre, 1098 Military Road, YEAL WA 6503

Date: Wed 15th December 2021, 7:30 - 8:00 pm

RSVP: management@clairebowen.com.au 

*This event will be filmed and made available online in January 2022 for those who cannot attend in person. Please register for access to the online recording to management@clairebowen.com.au

 World Malaria Day and
Crafty Parasites Malaria Online launch

Join ASP parasitologists Dr Rina Fu, Dr Michelle Power and Dr Sarah Preston and Lisa Jones as they talk about World Malaria Day and the significance of malaria research and ANZAC Day and launch the ASP Crafty Parasites series.

In the first episode of Crafty Parasites, Malaria, award-winning scientist, artist, and STEAM advocate, Dr Rina Fu is with two young scientists as they learn about the parasites, the real-world research, and the global impact of this deadly disease.

How to participate?
Join us Monday 25 April on ANZAC Day at 3:00pm AEST / 1:00pm AWST and we will go live!

 

Event: World Malaria Day and Crafty Parasites Malaria Online Launch 

Join online & RSVP: https://fb.me/e/1TPY0MwDy

Date: Mon 25th April 2022, 1pm to 1:30pm (WAST)

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This event was funded by a Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Arts Grant.

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It Takes a Spark! Clough EDU Conference

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Most conferences currently being offered on STEM, STEAM and Entrepreneurship tend to be targeted towards teachers and involve a series of speakers and the occasional mini-workshops. This conference is designed to be different. This conference is designed by students and teachers for students and teachers.

The intent of the It Takes a Spark EDU Conference is to bring together Students (Year 4 to 10) and Teachers to connect with inspiring industry role models, share their current school based activities and projects using an authentic sharing and experiential model, create networks of teachers and student teams, and solve social justice design challenges.

The participation of the students is as important as teachers as our intent is to ignite, empower and nurture both to be leaders of STEAM and Entrepreneurship within their schools. This is a conference designed and led by students and teachers for students and teachers.

Teachers will have both formal and informal opportunities to speak to other teachers who have enacted programs and activities in their schools and get their questions answered.

The workshops and social justice design challenges are all hands-on so students and teachers will experience first-hand what it is like to be part of great STEAM and entrepreneurial learning. This will spark new ideas about curriculum and pedagogy.

Event: It takes a Spark! Clough EDU Conference 

Venue: St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, WA 

Date: Tue 7th December 2021, 8:30 - 3:00 pm

Booking Link: https://spark-educonferences.com.au/it-takes-a-spark-2021-perth/ 

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Grand Science with
Dr Rina Fu

The Grand Science workshop aims to inspire, build, empower and up-skill senior’s to enjoy and engage with the science world that they live in. Dr Rina will share her research about malaria, a disease that is relatable as 'lived experience' for many veterans. Seniors will also be armed with cool science skills and experiments to do with their grandkids!

Event: Grand Science with Dr Rina Fu 

Venue: Claremont Community Hub and Library
327 Stirling Highway, Claremont, WA

Date: Tue 9th November 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Hosted by: Town of Claremont

Ticket Link:  https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/823054

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Peel Bright Minds        Science Cafe: Dr Rina Fu

Peel Bright Mind's Science Café series is back!

Enjoy afternoon tea on us while we discover the microscopic worlds within us with Dr Rina Fu.

Dr Rina Fu is a medical scientist with a flair for making science entertaining through creative storytelling. 

Dr Rina Fu is a recipient of many awards including the Women in Technology WA Tech +20 Award and the prestigious JFA-Sprent Medal from the Australian Society of Parasitology.

Come find out why we're so excited to have a cuppa and chat with Dr Rina.

Key Info:

-Free entry
-All welcome - suitable for ages 5+, children are very welcome
-Arrive on time for a 2:30pm start
-Complimentary afternoon tea
-The event will be catered with some vegetarian and GF options
-Please follow relevant COVID-19 advice on the day

Event: Peel Bright Minds Science Cafe: Dr Rina Fu 

Venue: Edenvale Heritage Tea Rooms
2 Henry St, Pinjarra, WA

Date: Sat 18th September 2021, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Hosted by: Peel Bright Minds

Ticket Link: https://events.humanitix.com/peel-bright-minds-science-cafe-dr-rina-fu

Children's Book Week

MicroToons 

🦠Calling Little Scientists to Dr Rina's Children's Book Week workshop @claremont library -Tues 24/8 for 'Microbes in Action' - hands on fun with author, illustrator of 'My Mad Scientist Mummy. FREE EVENT for aged 7 to 10. Book now - 14 tickets left."

Event: Microbes In Action (CBCA Children's Book Week) 

Venue: Claremont Community Hub & Library, WA

Date: Tue 24th August 2021, 3:45-4:45 pm

Hosted by: City of Claremont

(ticket bookings (free, few tickets remain):  bit.ly/2W4sBvk

 

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Willeton Library ReOpening
My Mad Scientist Mummy Show with Dr Rina Fu

Even though the 1pm show is sold out, Come and join us for a FREE, family friendly event with lots of activities- to celebrate the reopening of Willetton library! Meet and chat with Dr Rina from 11:30am onwards! Book signing available, perfect gift ideas!

Event: Willeton Library Reopening

Venue: Willeton Library, WA

Date: Sun 8th August 2021,

11:30am (Meet & Greet)

1pm - 2pm (My Mad Scientist Mummy Show)

Hosted by:Canning Libraries

(ticket bookings (free remain): https://allevents.in/willetton/my-mad-scientist-mummy-show-with-dr-rina-fu/10000163818410275

 

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MicroToons Launch Event

MicroToons is a collaborative project which empowers people with autism and their peers to engage in science, technology and art. The project is a partnership between Dr Rina Fu (Scientist-Author-Illustrator), Red Bird Creative (an innovative animation studio) and 4LifeSkills (service provider for people with disabilities).

 

MicroToons is an animated science story produced by people with autism. This includes design of story characters (e.g. cells and nasty microbes) from pencil sketches to computer graphics and animation to moving characters. The 3-min animation will show-case in a launch event on Monday 9th August 2021 through the 4LifeSkills network and the general public along with a stage show by Dr Rina and  science activity stations tailored to include people with disabilities.

Event: MicroToons Launch Event

Venue: 4LIfeSkills, Spearwood WA

Date: Mon 9th August 2021, 6:30-8:30 pm

Hosted by: 4LifeSkills

(ticket bookings (free) will be available soon)

 

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SOLD OUT

Kid's Summer Program

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Science Blast with Dr Rina

Join Dr Rina in an interactive workshop learning about space science and embark on a special mission. Get ready to blast off as we race sky-high with our knowledge on gravity, forces and the chemistry behind propulsion. Our workshop uses recycled materials to promote sustainability.

Event: Summer Program

Venue: Osborne Library, WA

Date: Mon 25th January 2021, 2:30-4pm

Hosted by: Stirling Libraries

Summer Program

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Science Blast with Dr Rina

Join Dr Rina in an interactive workshop learning about space science and embark on a special mission. Get ready to blast off as we race sky-high with our knowledge on gravity, forces and the chemistry behind propulsion. Our workshop uses recycled materials to promote sustainability.

Event: Summer Program

Venue: Mount Claremont Library, WA

Date: Tue 19th January 2021

Hosted by: Nedlands Libraries

Children's Book Week

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My Mad Scientist Mummy -

Secrets Revealed

School Children will meet Dr Rina for an interactive time of game, fun and learning, sing-along and experiment! Be inspired about Dr Rina's journey to be an author and illustrator as she leads the audience to discover hidden secrets embedded in her debut children's picture story book - My Mad Scientist Mummy.

Event: Children's Book Week

Venue: Nedlands Library, WA

Date: Tue 20th October 2020

 

National Science    Week

Meet the Scientist, Sign Me Up!

Meet the Scientists – Sign me up! aims to engage Deaf and hard-of-hearing children aged six to 15 years, their siblings and peers with science, providing them with exposure to the discipline as a career pathway, building confidence in scientific concepts and inspiring them. Two three-hour accessible events will be held in metropolitan Perth & Bunbury, each with six scientists from different fields sharing their research field and engaging the children in relevant hands-on activities.

Event: National Science Week

Hosted by: West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children

(Perth Metro)

Date: Sunday 16th August 2020

Venue: Stirling Community Centre, Tuart Hill, WA

(Regional)

Date 2: Sunday 23rd August 2020

Venue: Stirling St Arts Centre, Bunbury, WA

 

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This Inspiring Australia event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week

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This Inspiring Australia event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Join Dr Rina Fu, Author, Performer, Lecturer and Scientist as she introduces young investigators to the fascinating world of science through hands-on science activities.

Art Meets Science -

Crystals Rock Family Science Workshop

Get ready for some family fun with Dr Rina in this interactive workshop. Bring out your scientific and artistic best as you embark on an adventure and create a beautiful keepsake. We’ll examine some large and some microscopic crystals found in nature, the human body and even parasites! As a treat for rock collectors, amateur or expert, we’ll enjoy a special viewing of some rare collections from the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum, guided by our guest geologist, Kailah Thorn from Perth, Western Australia.

Please pre-book for this event to receive the essential equipment list that you’ll need to enjoy the full experience. This event is for families with children aged between 5 - 12 years.

This event is AUSLAN interpreted.

Event: National Science Week

Hosted by: The Australian Society for Parasitology

Venue:online www.facebook.com/events/263190244984589/

Date: Sat 22nd August 2020

12:30pm – 1:00pm (AEST) / 10:30 – 11am (AWST)

 

National Science    Week

Little Scientist Workshop -

Blood & Stuff

Calling all little scientists across Australia and beyond to join Dr Rina for an online, live and interactive Little Scientist Workshop on Blood & Stuff. Not for the faint-hearted, recommended for brave little scientists only! Dissections may be involved! Get a glimpse of real, still-alive blood cells under the microscope… Find out what can eat your blood, alive…

Join both workshops in this series!
 

On the lighter side, Dr Rina will share about her ‘bloody’ research through a song performance, realtime experiments and for those with good typing fingers, ask away during our Q & A!

 Please pre-book for this event so that Dr Rina can send through your equipment list.

 

This event is for children aged between 5 -12 years. Adult supervision is strongly recommended.

This event is AUSLAN interpreted. 

Event: National Science Week

Hosted by: The Australian Society for Parasitology

Venue: online -free, Get Ticket

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/111576857384

Date (Part 1): Mon 17th August 2020

6pm – 6:30pm (AEST) / 4pm-4:30pm(AWST)

Date (Part 2): Tue 18th August 2020

6pm – 6:30pm (AEST) / 4pm-4:30pm(AWST)

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This Inspiring Australia event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Join Dr Rina Fu, Author, Performer, Lecturer and Scientist as she introduces young investigators to the fascinating world of science through hands-on science activities.

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This Inspiring Australia event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

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Play School Style!

My Mad Scientist Mummy – Play School Style!
Bring your white coat and science gear and join Dr Rina and her fluffy lab assistant, Seto for an interactive story time (including hidden secrets to test your observational skills), scavenger hunt, experiments and sing-along to her storybook theme song ‘I’m a Little Scientist’. 

How to participate?
Join us Saturday 15th August, 8:30am-9am (AEST) / 10:30-11am (AWST)

https://www.facebook.com/events/278668390045900/


At the above link, Click 'going' on this event, be on Facebook at 8:30am AEST / 10:30-11am (AWST) and we will go live!

Any problems please send a Facebook Message to our event Host -The Australian Society for Parasitology (follow the above link).


Join Dr Rina Fu, Author, Performer and Scientist as she introduces young minds to the fascinating world of lab science. Get a peek into working as a scientist in a cell-culture laboratory where bugs and cells are cultivated in plastic dishes.

‘My Mad Scientist Mummy’ picture storybook is an educational and delightful way to share my passion for science and for microbes!’. For pre-reading, the storybook is available online and from your local bookstore with proceeds supporting science outreach.

 

This event is perfect for toddlers and children under 5 years old. 

This event is AUSLAN interpreted.

Event: National Science Week

Hosted by: The Australian Society for Parasitology

Venue:online www.facebook.com/events/263190244984589/

Date (Day 1): Saturday 15th August 2020

8:30am – 9:00am (AEST) / 10:30 – 11am (AWST)

Date (Day 2): Monday 17th August, 9am-9:30am (AEST) / 11-11:30am (AWST)

National Science    Week

Sensory Science with Dr Rina & Seto

Especially designed for carers, teachers and siblings of people with special needs.

More information to come.

Event: National Science Week

Hosted by: The Australian Society for Parasitology

Venue:online

Date: Friday 21st August 2020

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Past Events 

Join Dr Rina Fu, Author, Performer, Lecturer and Scientist as she introduces young investigators to the fascinating world of science through hands-on science activities.

Guest Judge - Read Out Loud Awards

Redcliffe Primary School, Perth

9 September 2019 (Author-signing)

Perth Science Festival -

My Mad Scientist Mummy Stall & Stage Show

Claremont Showgrounds, Perth

https://scitech.rezdy.com/325397/perth-science-festival

24 -25 August 2019 (Author-signing)

 

Riverina Science Festival

Various locations, Wagga Wagga

https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on/riverina-science-hub

14-16 August 2019 (Author-signing)

 

Science Extravaganza

Lockhart Central School, New South Wales

13 August 2019 (Author-Signing)

Meet the Author

Duncraig Library, Perth

13 August 2019 (Author-signing)

Bunnings Little Scientists with Dr Rina

Bunnings Balcatta, WA

13 July 2019 (Author-signing)

Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

8-11 July 2019 (Author-signing)

FameLab Semi-Finals, WA

WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

17 April 2019

Easter Family Fun Night

Balcatta Bunnings Hard ware store, Perth

​​10 April 2019 (Author-signing)

 

Little Scientist Workshop with Dr Rina

Ruth Faulkner Library, Cloverdale, Perth

​​10 April 2019 (Author-signing)

Guest Judge - Creative Edge

Curtin University, Perth

30 March 2019 (Author-signing)

Twilight Fair

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Beechboro, Perth

22 March 2019 (Author-signing)

Little Scientist Workshops with Dr Rina

Ruth Faulkner Library, Cloverdale, Perth

2 February 2019 (Author-signing)

WA Teaching and Learning Forum 2019

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

31 January -1 February 2019 (Author-signing)

Little Scientist Workshops with Dr Rina

Dianella Public Library, City of Stirling, Perth

Osborne Library, City of Stirling, Perth

22 January 2019 (Author-signing)

 

Little Scientist Workshops with Dr Rina

Joondalup Library, Perth

9 January 2019 (Author-signing)

Schools, Universities, Libraries, Industries, bulk order​s are welcome with special rates available, standard postage apply.

​Please contact Rina at Rina@RinaFu.com with your request.

 

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Book Launch for "My Mad Scientist Mummy"

Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth

24 June 2018

Australian Society for Parasitology Conference

Brisbane Convention Centre

1-2 July 2018  (Author-signing)

First Malaria World Congress

Melbourne Convention Centre

3-5 July 2018 (Author-signing)

Combined Biological Sciences Meeting

Perth, The University Club, University of Western Australia

31 August 2018 (Author-signing)

Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference

Novotel Hotel, St Kilda, Melbourne

24-27 September 2018 (Author-signing)

KP1 Summer Sundowner Market

Beldon Primary School, Perth

16th November 2018 (Author-signing)

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