The WA RACI Women in Chemistry Group invites you to
Cheese and wine soiree
Join us for a cheese making masterclass with Dr Joanne Castelli! A social event for everyone! A family friendly event! Refreshments (including those for kids) will be served.
Date: Friday 16 June Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: University of Western Australia, Bayliss Building Foyer
Students (Members & Non-Members) $5.00
Kids (5 years & over) $5
Kids (4 years & under) Free
Dr Joanne Castelli is currently an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University. See Joanne’s profile below.
· Learn the science behind making different types of cheese such as feta, haloumi and mozzarella
· Participate in the process of cheese making
· Sample a variety of cheese
· Have an opportunity to meet and network with other Western Australian chemistry professionals
Register by Wednesday 14 June 2023. For more information, contact the WA RACI Women in Chemistry Group ([email protected]).
Joanne was a Dental Therapist before she started her science career in the field of microbiology as a research assistant, then going on to complete a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry. She has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector in diverse roles from professional learning design, international education, student experience and science outreach. Her teaching roles have included laboratory demonstrating and covered a range of topics from biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and science communication to coordination of a postgraduate Foundations of Tertiary Teaching unit for teaching academics. Joanne is interested in collegial peer observation of teaching, strategies to enhance laboratory education, inclusive teaching and the incorporation of peer learning, Indigenous and international perspectives into the curriculum. Joanne is passionate about the power of Communities of Practice to bring like-minded people together to make a difference. She co-created ADePT (Academic Development Partnerships in Teaching and Learning), which brings together professional and academic staff in a cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional space to share practice, ideas and evidence-based approaches to learning and teaching.
Joanne is also a part-time cheesemaker and teaches other enthusiasts to make cheeses such as fetta, haloumi, mozzarella, camembert, labneh and Persian fetta. During her teaching she educates her pupils in the science of cheese making, whilst also emphasising the art and creativity that goes into making the perfect cheese.