2014 Speaker

Ruben Meerman

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Ruben is a surfer with a physics degree and a passion for bringing science education to life. He is a reporter on ABC television’s Catalyst program, a regular guest on ABC3’s Studio 3 and was Play School’s first ever resident. He presented demonstrations on ABC Kids’ Roller Coaster program for five years and appeared on Sleek Geeks I & II with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer. He has written four children’s science books and publishes simple DIY experiments and demonstrations for kids, parents and teachers at ABC Science Online.

Ruben graduated from QUT in 1993 and worked in an optics laboratory manufacturing thin film coatings for lasers. He joined the Shell Questacon Science Circus for a year and started performing live science demonstrations in 1995. He hasn’t stopped since then and has now visited more than twelve hundred primary and high schools around Australia.