BSc students deliver science to regional Victoria

In July, twelve Bachelor of Science students toured schools in regional and disadvantaged areas of Victoria to inspire the next generation of young scientists.

A student holds up a metal rod, a small explosion of fire and light comes off the end

Through hands-on experiments, Science Delivery aims to make science more accessible and show the many ways it can impact daily life, in the hope that school students will continue to study science through high school and into university. Training Bachelor of Science students to become the expert presenters helps them to develop their communication and team working skills.

For the winter tour, students travelled extensively through suburban Melbourne and up to Mildura, and presented to almost twice the number of students than previous tours, they performed 27 shows and delivered 64 hands-on workshops to 2000 students, travelling over 2100kms to get to them all.

The regional schools involved included Robinvale College, Merbein College, Werrimull School, Chaffey Secondary College and Mildura Christian College in the Mallee region of North-West Victoria. A further nine schools were presented to across suburban Melbourne.

The Faculty of Science would like to thank all students who were involved in Science Delivery, particularly those who helped out on Open Day.

Luke West (team leader),  Brittney Andrews, Michael Peare, Ishanka Fernando, Sue de Bruijn, Mary Zhang, Iman Aden, Jimmy Chen, Ivy Cui, Tallulah Duffy, Lin Mathew and Mustafa Al Husaini.

Applications for the summer cohort are now closed. Keep an eye on the Science Delivery website and our Science Student Facebook page to get notified about when the next round of applications open.