OnSET: The Online Science, Enginering and Technology Review

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OnSET is an online science magazine, written and produced by students. [more]

OnSET Issue 6 launches for UNSW Info Day 2006!

Worldwide Day in Science
University students from around the world are taking a snapshot of scientific endeavour.

View A Day in the Life of Science in Australia 2005.

Sunswift III
The UNSW Solar Racing Team is embarking on an exciting new project, to design and build the most advanced solar car ever built in Australia.

Outreach Centre for Sciences
UNSW Science students can visit your school to present an exciting Science Show or planetarium session.

South Pole Diaries
Follow the daily adventures of UNSW astronomers at the South Pole and Dome C through these diaries.



Submitting to OnSET will improve your communication skills and help you gain recognition through publication. Why not have a go?

All undergraduate, honours, masters and PhD students are invited to submit material for publication in OnSET.

Our audience is senior high school students and undergraduate university students, who may not have a scientific background.

OnSET seeks:

Feature Articles: current developments in science, ethics, history and philosophy of science.

Research Articles: showcases of your or others’ research in narrative, not report, style.

UNSW Research Wrap or News: short reports about UNSW research.

Career Profiles: brief articles about the career path of a science graduate. May be an interview but not question and answer format.

Interviews: with distinguished scientists about a relevant topic, not in question-and-answer format, though.

Book Reviews: brief recommendations or longer reviews of books relating to science.

You should use a writing style that is relaxed, neither colloquial nor formal, and it should contain minimal scientific jargon. If you are not sure that your style is what we are asking for, send in the article anyway. An OnSET editor will fix it.

You must include references. Acknowledge people who help you, and use tables and figures when necessary.

Submit your work to onset@unsw.edu.au. Articles may be submitted at any time.

When you submit, in the email, please provide your full name; student ID; course (and major, if applicable); year; and an email address and phone number with which we can contact you easily. Also include one or sentences describing your career interests, hobbies, or other background information that might interest readers.

If you have questions about the selection, editing, and production process, see our FAQs. If you would like to become more involved with OnSET, please contact onset@unsw.edu.au.

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