Residential Indigenous Science Experience (RISE) – Special event

RISE-STEM-bannerThe 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 Mathematics.

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

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

RISE-Uni-Melb-backgroundIn the laboratory workshops, you will be exploring contemporary science guided by some of Melbourne's brightest young research scientists. We will also tour some outstanding, world-class science facilities to see applications in industry. Your mentors will arrange social opportunities to discover highlights of Melbourne and Indigenous culture.

This program is offered at no cost to participants

The program is tentatively scheduled to run from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December, 2019.


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