Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

What is RISE?

The University of Melbourne is proud to present the 13th annual Residential Indigenous Science Experience! This program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9 and 10 with the opportunity to immerse themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) at our Parkville campus on Woi-wurrung Wurundjeri Country.

Who can attend RISE?

RISE is open to all Year 9 and 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around Australia.

This program may be just what you’re looking for if you:

  • are fascinated by science
  • would like to learn more about the latest in science technology
  • would like to know if a future in science may be for you
  • learn about the deadly innovation and inventions of First Nations STEM knowledges

RISE 2024

What will RISE 2024 involve?

Join like-minded Indigenous students and interact with scientists to learn more about the principles and real-world applications of cutting-edge science, take part in hands-on workshops, and hear presentations exploring current themes in STEM.

As part of the 2024 program, RISE participants will:

  • Receive a deadly t-shirt and some incredible science resources for exciting hands-on workshops
  • Meet a bunch of inspirational First Nations scientists and students making waves in STEM
  • Make a whole bunch of new friends – from across the country!
  • Hear about exciting, cutting-edge research taking place at the University of Melbourne
  • Get to stay on campus like a University of Melbourne college student

When is it?

Sunday 24 November to Friday 29 November 2024 (Term 4).

What does it cost?

There is no cost to attend RISE.

How to apply

RISE 2024 applications will open in May 2024

Further information

For more information contact:

RISE Program Coordinator
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Telephone: 03 8344 4225

Student experience

This camp has opened up so many pathways that I had never considered previously.  I have met the funniest, intelligent students and mentors. I can’t express enough how amazing and supportive all mentors have been in trying to give us the best possible experience. A fantastic week overall.

Before I came to RISE my expectation was that I wasn't very good at science and thought I was not going to have a good time, but now at the end of it I had so much fun and learnt so many new things and realised that there are so many more different elements to science than I thought.

I thought that we would be doing a lot of individual theory work but everything is hands on and in teams. It was heaps of fun!

Participating organisations