BABSOC Beer Brewing

BABSOC’s first ever Beer Brewing Workshop was a day not to miss! We had a great mix of attendees: undergraduates, honours students, post-graduates, post-docs and even some academics. We used the innovative ‘Brew in a Bag’ system. We created two different brews, a Pale Wheat Ale and an Amber Ale. The workshop mashed two different malts (Pale Wheat Ale grain mix and an Amber Ale grain mix), followed by the hops and yeast. The two brews had different combinations of hops added and the yeast used to ferment it will provide unique flavour profiles to each brew. The brewing was led by A/Prof Chris Marquis, Lucien Alperstein and Lawrence Menz. Lucien was leading the practical aspect of the workshop, introducing the different elements of brewing and what we were doing specifically that day. Chris provided extra information on each stage of brewing, including how to customise your brew. He also provided some great anecdotes and brewing history. We finished the day with...
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Sem 2 Welcome Back BBQ

Sem 2 Welcome Back BBQ

Hi BABSOC members! Hope you've all been enjoying semester 2 so far! If you're feeling the drain of uni, fear not - the BABSOC team invites you to a social BBQ! You will get the opportunity to catch up with all your friends, meet new people and enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle, veggie patties and drinks. When: Wednesday 17 th August, 4th week of Semester. 12-2pm Where: The Wilton Tea Room (Level 1 Samuels Building). Hope to see you all there! ...
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BABSOC Trivia Night 2016

BABSOC Trivia Night 2016

Join us for a nerdilicious night of trivia fun! Where: Wilton Tea Room, Samuels Building Level 1 When: Friday 20th May, 2016 5.30 - 7pm (Week 11 Friday) What: Free pizza! Free drinks! Legendary MCs Noel and Louise! Biotech and Biomolecular Science Trivia! Who: You and your mates, academics and other students of all ages Grab a team and get keen! Find the event on Facebook by clicking below ...
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Conjoint Trivia Night!

Conjoint Trivia Night!

Hey everyone! BABSOC and BIOSOC are joining forces to host the biggest and best night of your lives! Prepare yourself for Trivia Night, and warm up those brain cells to show off your knowledge in science, history, technology, UNSW and pop culture! It's time to impress your friends with all the useless and random facts you know by spending waaaaay too much time procrastinating on the internet. $5 entry upstairs at the Sam Cracknell Pavilion will get you access to a free drink on arrival and snacks for the night! The bar will be running all night long! There will be prizes! There will be games! There will be a special guest MC! There's no better way to reconnect with all your friends right after midsem break. So bring along a table of friends and join in the battle of the brains! This is all going down on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you all there! For more information check out for facebook page....
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The Great Debate Results!!!

The Great Debate Results!!!

The Topic: Creating Superman - is it ethical to genetically modify organisms? Across the world GMO technology is a hotly debated topic with fierce proponents on both sides of the fence. Given that we were dealing with these issues on a daily basis we thought a great outreach project would be to have the ethics of our science contested in a verbal boxing ring. To do so we organised “The Great Debate” in collaboration with our schools society Babsoc. On the table was the broad spectrum topic “Creating Superman: Is it ethical to genetically modify organisms?”. The two teams were sourced from enthusiastic Science undergrads who went head to head on a balmy Friday afternoon. A range of convincing arguments were communicated by both sides. Some of the team's’ key points are summarised below. The Affirmative Team Potential risk-benefit analysis, with examples of how such technologies have helped humanity in the past The near limitless potential of genetic engineering, and how with it many...
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Social Night Thanks!

Social Night Thanks!

A shout-out to everyone turned up to our social night. Thank you all for making it an awesome night! We hope you all enjoyed showing off your bowling skills and had fun shooting it out on the battlefield. We are planning for more exciting events to come so watch this space! You can keep posted about our future events by liking our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/eissoc  ...
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BABSOC Social Night

BABSOC Social Night

Hey Everyone! Babsoc has organised a great deal for you to some Laser Skirmish, bowling, in as much quantity to satisfy White Goodman. Afterwards we were all thinking of heading to the Bavarian bier cafe for a quiet beverage to end a more rowdy evening :). So bring yourself, bring your friends and sign up to the event on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1600604640188842/1602837403298899/) or email us with you intention to join. Looking forward to seeing you there :) ...
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Semester 2 BBQ Thanks!

Thank you everyone who came by the BABSOC Semester 2 BBQ. The turnout was amazing and has been one of the best BBQs so far. We hope you all enjoyed the sausage sizzles and had a great time mingling with each other. A reminder that BABSOC is also hosting a Social night on the 20th of August, so come along and bring all your friends for a great time! Hope to see you there! BBQ SNAPS:  ...
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Semester 2 BBQ

Semester 2 BBQ

Hi BABSOC members! To kick off Semester 2, the BABSOC team has organised a social BBQ where you will get the opportunity to catch up with all your friends, meet new people and enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle , veggie patties and drinks. When: Wednesday 5th August, 2nd week of Semester. 11:30-2:30pm Where: The Wilton Tea Room (Level 1 Samuels Building). Hope to see you all there! ...
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