TechNyou was established by the department to meet a growing community need for balanced and factual information on emerging technologies. TechNyou operates in a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the department.
TechNyou provides a free information service and an outreach program to help raise awareness about emerging technologies and their associated issues, for example GM foods, stem cells, genetic testing, gene therapy, cloning and nanotechnologies.
TechNyou also conduct professional development workshops for teachers and students, presentations to community groups and set up interactive information booths at public events. See TechNyou for more information on these services.
Daily news is available on the site to keep you up to date with developments in emerging technologies, their applications and the issues behind emerging technologies.
There is a range of information available from the web site including basic explanations and facts about the emerging technologies, a file of media clippings, peer-reviewed papers and appropriate reports.
Also available is the TechNyou Science Education Resource, which provides science teachers resources to introduce emerging technologies in the classroom. These resources have been matched to the Australian Curriculum in Science for secondary year students, and are designed to introduce nanotechnology and biotechnologies with reference to the established traditional science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Keep up to date with the goings on with the TechNyou blog. The TechNyou blog discusses topical issues and allows the public to engage directly with issues of importance to the community.
There's always something going on at TechNyou with competitions and more. Check out the fun stuff and happenings. TechNyou is also active on Facebook and Twitter, inviting you to be apart of the conversation and take a closer look at the issues.
TechNyou's YouTube channel, TechNyouvids, contains many videos on the various topics of nanotechnology.