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Make the change, make the GRADE!

16 Aug 2018

If you’re looking for a cost effective and high quality stomacher bag, then the UK made GRADE range may be the smart choice for your laboratory. GRADE have been manufacturing laboratory bags for over 40 years.

The full range of homogeniser/blender and separator bags come in a range of sizes from 80mL to 3500mL and available in straight or curved bottom, with or without filters. Also available are GRADE disposable straws to pipette samples after homogenisation.

GRADE bags are suitable for all types of blender machines and are made to exacting standards. Leading laboratories world-wide use GRADE bags due to their durable composition and the extremely low likelihood of bags bursting when in use.  GRADE bags are manufactured under an ISO 9001 approved quality control system, and have a negligible failure rate.

Grade have made a robust bag by using the correct blend of polymers (high quality, food grade LDPE) for superior strength and elasticity. They are tested up to eight times the normal usage to ensure each individually numbered and traceable batch is up to standard.

The easy-to-open double size (4mm) seal make any faults totally visible, giving you the added security of no leakage. GRADE bags are Gamma irradiated for sample integrity and have a minimum shelf life of five years.

Test them for yourself, ask us for samples. Standard homogeniser/blender bags are available in three sizes 80, 400 and 3500mL. Separator bags come in two types; 400mL with curved or straight bottoms. Call your local Rowe Scientific representative and make the GRADE.

Make the change, make the GRADE!

Stem X Academy, January 2018

16 Mar 2018

The STEM X (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Exchange) Academy is a five-day residential professional learning program for primary and secondary teachers (total of 70) of science developed in partnership between Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) to address the national need for improving teacher and student STEM skills and content knowledge.

The program is doing something no other program does. Rather than just providing teachers with a package of resources to use in the classroom, it is helping them to acquire the skills and confidence to design, develop and implement their own teaching resources.

STEM X Academy does this by partnering teachers with skilled educators from Questacon and CSIRO and expert researchers to collaborate on projects across the five days. This fosters the building of relationships between teachers, schools and the STEM Industry.

The vision for STEM X Academy teachers is to be inspired by research, foster innovation in the classroom, act as a catalyst for change and remain connected creating a national community of practice. Strong evidence exists to suggest that all these objectives are being fulfilled.

2018 STEM X Academy Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd Scholarship Winners:

Queensland: Hayley Laidlow, Osborne State School, Home Hill Qld

New South Wales: Nadia Hagberg, St. Bridgets College, Lake Munmorah, NSW

ACT: Bronwyn Stanbury, Radford College, Bruce, ACT

Victoria: Wendy Rowe, Greenvale Primary School, Greenvale, VIC

Tasmania: Michael van der Ploeg, Table Cape Primary, Wynyard, TAS

South Australia: Chad Gramola, Mt Compass Area School, Mt Compass, SA

Western Australia: Sue Webber, Kalgoorlie Boulder Community HS, WA

Northern Territory: Sophie McConnell, Darwin High School, Darwin, NT

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Stem X Academy, January 2018

Edith Cowan University Rowe Scientific Prize in Chemistry (2017)

15 Mar 2018

Our congratulations to Mr Thomas Sanfead, the 2017 winner of the ECU Rowe Scientific Prize in Chemistry.

In Thomas’s words,

“I enjoy how logical chemistry is. How the structure and shape of compounds influence their properties, and how this affects the way different chemicals interact with each other.

The various chemicals throughout the human body and how they allow us to function is fascinating.

Different chemicals, such as medicines, and how they interact with the human body, altering it to either hinder or help us is exciting.

Overall I think the role which chemistry has in the natural world is wondrous.”

Well done Thomas.

Edith Cowan University Rowe Scientific Prize in Chemistry (2017)