Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE)

Join like-minded Indigenous students from around Australia and interact with scientists to learn more about the principles and real-world applications of cutting-edge science.

WHAT IS THE RESIDENTIAL INDIGENOUS SCIENCE EXPERIENCE?

The Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE) is an exciting week-long camp held at the University of Melbourne to engage Year 9 and 10 Indigenous students with science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and inspire you to consider a career in STEM as an option for the future.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

RISE is open to all Year 9 and 10 Indigenous 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

WHAT WILL RISE?

The program will include:

  • Living on campus at the University of Melbourne
  • Exploring science in world-class facilities including St Vincent’s Hospital and the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC)
  • Take part in hands on science workshops including physics, chemistry and human biology
  • Activities to meet other Indigenous students from across Australia
  • Meeting current university student mentors, including current Indigenous students studying science
  • Attend lectures on campus
  • Explore Melbourne through a city experience

WHEN IS IT?

RISE will be taking place 25 November – 2 December 2018.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

There is no cost to attend the Residential Indigenous Science Experience. All expenses are covered including travel to and from Melbourne, meals and accommodation.

APPLICATIONS

Applications close September 9 2018.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information contact:

RISE Program Coordinator
Faculty of Science 
The University of Melbourne
Email: rise-program@unimelb.edu.au
Telephone: 03 8344 8544

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. Year 9 student, 2017 program

I think RISE was my best camp ever and it was fun. I really enjoyed the one week we had. It was the best thing ever that happened.Year 10 student, 2017 program
A lot of fun and better than expected. I had a great time meeting new people and learning about science and maths and experiencing new things. The mentors were fantastic as well.Year 10 student from Tasmania, 2017 program

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