For one week, students will discover what it is like to be a scientist by participating in interactive workshops and activities in a discipline of their choice. Participants will be able to enjoy meeting like-minded new friends and scientific role models, as well as get a taste of university life. Places are limited.
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We are still finalising arrangements for the Year 10 Work Experience program for 2021, and an update will appear on this page before the start of Term 1.
The Faculty of Science work experience week provides students with a sample of activities that are part of a career in science including conducting experiments, attending seminars, collaborating with others on research projects, and presenting their own findings.
Students will discover what it is like to be a scientist by participating in interactive workshops and activities in a discipline of their choice. Participants will be able to enjoy meeting like-minded new friends and scientific role models, as well as get a taste of university life.
While every effort is made to place as many students interested in the work experience program as possible, this is a very popular program and we are restricted by other University teaching and research commitments. At the moment, we can only offer work experience in the below areas of science. Please check this page regularly for any changes.
Arrangements for the 2021 Year 10 Work Experience program will appear on this website before Term 1, with applications due in the middle of Term 1. The provisional dates for the 2021 program are Monday 21–Friday 25 June.
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2020 areas of science
If high school physics is the study of gravity, centripetal forces, and energy transfer – then astrophysics builds on that to investigate dark matter, new galaxies, and how our wider Universe works.
The Bio21 Institute seeks to improve human health and the environment through innovation in molecular life sciences and biotechnology, driven by collaborative research and dynamic interactions with industry. The University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute (Bio21 Institute), is a multidisciplinary research centre specialising in medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology. Accommodating more than 600 research scientists, students and industry participants, the Bio21 Institute is one of the largest biotechnology research centres in Australia.
From cells to ecosystems, there are countless aspects of biology that our researchers in BioSciences dedicate their careers to. This includes studying human nutrition through agricultural crops, creating novel proteins, and finding ways to conserve endangered species.
How did humans build sustainable and innovative communities that spread worldwide? Engineering includes the study of the natural environment, transport, machines, buildings, and even humans. It strives to improve the physical structures that society is established on in ways that benefit both humans and the planet.
Geology, Climate and Weather
The earth sciences deeply explores the earthly phenomenon to understand how it has changed over time. While geology focuses on rocks and minerals in the ground, climate and weather focuses on changes in the air all around us.
Information Technology (IT)
It is a rapidly moving field that explores the way we manage and store data. The flow of information across the world has become crucial for businesses, governments, and individuals. It is expanding human society to an entirely different platform, as more of our world goes online.
Mathematics and Statistics
Originally mathematicians engaged in pure mathematics – mathematics for its own sake, without having any application in mind. Today, however, almost all practical applications begin with mathematical foundations. Regarded as the root of all sciences, mathematics and statistics is now essential for millions of people to understand the growing amount of data in every field of study and work. It also helps us make everyday decisions (whether we realise it or not).
In science, the ability to truly observe phenomena has always been as good as the technology behind it. Be it tiny bacteria or even tinier nanostructures used to create materials that could change the world, nanoscale imaging is crucial to discoveries.
Called “high energy physics”, particle physics explores all kinds of particles, and the forces that form the Universe. What makes up an atom, and in how many ways can it exist? Can we make new fundamental particles?
Urban Ecosystems (Burnley Campus)
How do we bring nature into our cities? Researchers at Burnley help design our city’s landscape by strategic planting on spaces such as roofs and walls, and also develop vegetation techniques to adapt to climate change – all of which will transform the urban environments of the future. Students will have the opportunity of living on campus in Burnley.