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Introducing Dr G from the Faculty of Science!

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Dr Gurion Ang (a.k.a Dr G) from UQ's School of Biological Sciences

Dr Gurion Ang (Dr G) is an engagement and teaching focussed academic from UQ’s School of Biological Sciences and teaches ecology and zoology majors in the Bachelor of Science.

Dr G is passionate about the preservation of the natural world and discovering synergies between nature and technology that will help create a brighter future. His research has focused on insect-plant interactions: understanding the intricate relationships between insect pests and crop plants to improve the way we grow our food.

Originally from Singapore, Dr G moved to Australia to pursue his undergraduate studies in zoology at UQ, and stayed on to complete his PhD with the School of Biological Sciences. In Singapore, he attended school at Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

STEM seminars

Each year, Dr G visits various countries to deliver STEM-focussed interactive seminars and laboratory activities in high schools. In 2019, Dr G held:

  • interactive workshops with students in Singapore, exploring invasive species and innovative solutions to manage their impact
  • computer workshops on introductory statistics through data analysis and interpretation in Malaysia
  • science and mathematics workshops in Hong Kong, for students to learn more about careers in these fields, and
  • more recently in India, seminars with students about sustainable food production ideas and solutions.

Dr G inspires students to apply scientific thinking in a fun and engaging way, where they can apply their learnings and are encouraged to discuss their ideas to solve global challenges using science. All workshops are curriculum aligned, and can be tailored for general audiences.

Dr G also leads the Faculty of Science in providing professional development to high school teachers in Queensland, Australia, who implement senior science syllabuses. Recently, he has been upskilling teachers in statistical analysis and interpretation.

Invite Dr G to your school

Dr G will be visiting Singapore and Malaysia in 2020. If your school is interested in hosting a Dr G seminar in 2020, you can submit an expression of interest to science.engagement@uq.edu.au.

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