Dr Alan Finkel AC Launches the Future of Science and Innovation at Bialik College: Renowned Jewish Scientist Dr. Alan Finkel AC names the new “Launch Lab” at Bialik College.

Thursday, 17 Aug 2023

Bialik College is thrilled to announce that Dr. Alan Finkel and his family have made a generous contribution towards Bialik College’s new state-of-the-art science and innovation building “Launch Lab”. This generous contribution marks a momentous occasion, leading to the naming of the facility as the "Alan Finkel Launch Lab."

As an integral part of the Bialik community, with several family members currently at the school or alumni, Dr. Finkel's commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering innovation aligns perfectly with Bialik College's mission to empower the next generation of thinkers. This generous donation will not only enable us to provide our students with cutting-edge resources and technologies but also ignite their curiosity and passion for scientific discovery.

Dr Finkel is an Australian neuroscientist, inventor, researcher, entrepreneur, educator, policy advisor, and philanthropist. Dr. Finkel’s distinguished career is underscored by his role as Australia's Chief Scientist from 2016 to 2020, where he provided invaluable, high-level guidance on matters of science, technology and innovation to the nation's leadership.

The ‘Alan Finkel Launch Lab’ is a testament to the power of collaboration and forward-thinking educational design. Developed through a pioneering partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the ‘Launch Lab’ transcends conventional architectural norms. Its innovative design transforms corridors into collaborative hubs and walls into canvases for documentation, creating a dynamic environment where students are encouraged to challenge, question, experiment and explore.

Situated at the intersection of Bialik College's Primary, Middle, and Senior schools, the “Alan Finkel Launch Lab” radiates its influence across the entire community of learners. This visionary space serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging students to venture beyond their comfort zones and embrace the exhilarating realm of scientific discovery.

Dr. Finkel and his family’s generous donation places him among an esteemed group of donors who share their passion for revolutionising education and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.

The ‘Alan Finkel Launch Lab’ stands as a testament to the collective commitment of individuals who believe in the power of education to shape a brighter future.