USC partnership helps aspiring young scientists - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

USC partnership helps aspiring young scientists

5 Sep 2017

USC’s partnership with the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is giving high school biology students in the Moreton Bay Region the chance to experience ‘A Day in the Life of a Scientist’ at the institute in Brisbane.

USC Student Recruitment Manager Courtney Geritz said the program, funded with a $10,000 Advance Queensland Engaging Science grant, aimed to inspire Year 11 and 12 students considering science as a career path.

“USC and QIMR Berghofer are dedicated to educating our scientists of the future,” she said. “We have been running this program since July and there are still some places available from September through to early November.”

Ms Geritz said the school visits to the institute gave students hands-on experience in a medical research laboratory and interaction with scientists who were leaders in their fields.

“The school students gain an extra perspective from their USC hosts, who are current science students excited about their career pathways,” she said.

Three experimental activities are offered to students in the research areas of anti-microbials and disease; immunity and vaccines; or genetics.

Schools in the Moreton Bay Region that would like to participate this year can call USC on 5456 5468 or register here.

— Julie Schomberg

Related programs

Related articles

Andre’s aiming to make his mark on business world
22 Feb

North Lakes State College’s 2021 co-captain Andre Mascarenhas will join more than 1,200 new students starting their university journeys tomorrow with Orientation at USC Moreton Bay

Builder announced for Moreton Bay campus construction stage two
11 May

The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed award-winning construction company BADGE to build the second stage of its campus at Moreton Bay.

Graduate Jessica Farinosi at Moreton Bay campus
Retail manager becomes nurse with USC degree
12 Apr

A former retail worker has overcome self-doubt to excel in her University of the Sunshine Coast studies, graduating at the Moreton Bay campus last week with a Nursing Science degree, an academic award – and a sought-after job at a private hospital at Kippa-Ring.

Contact: media@usc.edu.au

Name Position Email Phone
Janelle Kirkland Media Manager (Acting) jkirklan@usc.edu.au +61 7 5459 4553
Clare McKay Media Relations Coordinator cmckay@usc.edu.au +61 7 5456 5669

Search results for Recent news