Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE) – Special event

The University of Melbourne and GTAC are proud to present the seventh annual RISE program: a week long residential program to provide Indigenous middle-years students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

This is a unique event for Indigenous students in Year 9/10 with a fascination for Science. Join like-minded Indigenous students and interact with your scientists to learn more about the principles and real-world applications of cutting-edge science.

The academic program offers hands-on practical workshops and presentations exploring current themes in physics, chemistry, biology, maths, engineering and computer science. Participants will be supported throughout the week by live-in Indigenous and scientist mentors.

In the laboratory workshops, students will be exploring contemporary science guided by some of Melbourne's brightest young research scientists. They will also tour some outstanding, world-class science facilities to see applications in industry and medicine. The mentors will arrange social opportunities to discover highlights of Melbourne and Indigenous culture.

This program is offered at no cost to participants.


Who - Middle years students

When - Term 4, Monday 30th November - Saturday 5th December, 2020


Click here to express student interest for RISE


For further information, and images of past students of the program, see the University of Melbourne webpage

RISE is proudly supported by Faculty of Science, Melbourne School of Engineering, Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, Agilent Technologies, and GTAC