Twenty seven Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State will have a different kind of fun this week as they learn about surviving the slums, testing how high water rockets will go, learning about the Noongar 6 seasons, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.
The students are attending the 17th annual Indigenous Science Camp hosted by The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies from July 11 to 15.
Many students who have enjoyed the secondary science camps over the years have gone on to graduate from UWA and embark on careers in science, health and engineering.
Students travelled from Albany, Beverley, Broome, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kununurra, Manjimup and the Perth metropolitan area.
While at UWA, they will explore the campus and take part in activities run by The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), the Schools of Physics, Dentistry, Sports Science, Exercise and Health, Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health and student clubs such as Engineers Without Borders.
They will also visit University Hall and St Thomas More College as well as take part in cultural science workshops with Bindi Bindi Dreaming and Noongar musician, performer and writer Dr Richard Walley.
Indigenous medical, dental, science and engineering students currently studying at UWA will mentor the Year 10s. The camp is sponsored by Aspire UWA, an outreach program that encourages students from low socio-economic, Indigenous and regional backgrounds to access the lifelong benefits of higher education.
Brendon DeGois (UWA School of Indigenous Studies) (+61 8) 6488 3847 / (+61 4) 14 371 179
Jess Reid (A/UWA Media and Public Relations Manager) (+61 8) 6488 6876 / (+61 4) 13 105 200